University of Toronto leads Canada in latest rankings report
The University of Toronto’s strong academic and research performance continues to rank among the best in the world – and the best in Canada – in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s annual Academic Ranking of World Universities report.
U of T ranked 27th, the best of any Canadian university, in the report which analyses the top universities worldwide on research output, the quality of faculty and the quality of education.
The University also fared well in Shanghai’s ranking by field and by individual subject. In particular, U of T finished 10th in the world in the subject of Computer Science and 13th internationally in the field of Engineering, Technology and Computer Sciences.
Shanghai Jiao Tong ranks universities by measuring several indicators of academic or research performance. These include: alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; highly cited researchers; articles published in Nature and Science; articles indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
Harvard University was the top university in the rankings this year.
Since Shanghai Jiao Tong’s rankings began in 2003, U of T has consistently ranked in the top 30 of the world’s best universities and has consistently been the top Canadian performer.
Full results of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University rankings can be found at: http://www.arwu.org/