University of Toronto Ranked Best in Canada, Top 20 in World

by Knowlton Thomas

The University of Toronto has been recognized as the top university in Canada.

According to the 2013 Times Higher Education World University report released this week, U of T ranked 20th globally, up one spot from last year.

In September, the U of T was ranked 17th in the QS World University Rankings. In August, it was also tops in Canada in the research-focused Academic Ranking of World Universities.

“One learns more from trends and triangulation than from any one ranking or single year’s results”, said U of T President David Naylor. “To consistently perform so well in these rankings is due to the excellence of our faculty, staff, and students. And doing so in a challenging fiscal and policy climate is also a measure of the support we’ve received from alumni and friends in recent years.”

The University of British Columbia (31st), McGill University (35th), and McMaster University (92nd) all finished in the top 100 THE rankings.

Last year, the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering has been ranked as the best engineering school in Canada by Business Insider. The U of W scored 2.79 out of five on BI's system, good enough for 29th place in the world and first in Canada. 

“Waterloo has the largest engineering school in Canada, and our students and faculty are among the best and most innovative in the world,” said Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “It is an honour for us to be considered the leader in Canada, and ranked highly among the world’s best engineering schools.”

The other Canadian engineering schools to make the list of the world’s top 50 engineering schools were the University of Toronto (2.64) at 35th place and the University of Ottawa (2.22) at 44th.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been recognized as the number one engineering school in Canada,” said Pearl Sullivan, dean of engineering at Waterloo. “The ranking speaks volumes about the high quality of our students and alumni. Our exceptional faculty members continue to make a significant global impact through education and technological innovations in Canada and around the world.”

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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