The University of Toronto takes the top spot in Canada for most employable graduates and has shot up the world ranking list this year.
According to the new 2020 Times Higher Education Global University Employability Ranking, UofT takes the top ranking in Canada again and is now in eighth place, climbing up from 15th place last year.
The ranking is based on surveys conducted earlier this year of 8,820 recruiters and managers at international companies in 22 countries who hire university graduates. Overall, 250 universities are on the list.
This is UofT’s highest ranking to date, the last being 10th place in 2015.
The university also took first place among public universities in North America and fourth place globally among public universities.
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The university is now ranked higher than Ivy Leagues Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown Dartmouth, Cornell and UPenn.
Dominating the list were US universities, with California Institute of Technology taking first place, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, The University of Tokyo, and Stanford University.
France, Germany and China are among the best represented countries in the employability ranking, along with the UK and the US.
Canadian universities were well represented in the ranking with four others in the top 100 with McGill University taking 23rd place, the University of British Columbia taking 28th, Université de Montréal/HEC taking 41st place, and McMaster University taking 77th.
“This is terrific news for our recent graduates and current students, who have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of a global pandemic and a rapidly changing job market,” said U of T President Meric Gertler, in UofT News.
“We strive to foster a global outlook in our students, with an emphasis on excellence in scholarship, innovation, equity and sustainability – all areas in high demand by employers in Canada and around the world.”