The University of Toronto has ranked in the top 20 universities
in the world for the second year in a row, climbing two spots from last year to tie with the University of Edinburg for 17th place. QS World Universities ranks international universities annually to determine the top educational institutions in the world.
"The University of Toronto has assembled one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in breadth and depth on any other Canadian campus," says QS, directly quoting the University's profile.
"U of T faculty co-author more research articles than their colleagues at any university in the U.S. or Canada other than Harvard. As a measure of impact, U of T consistently ranks alongside the top five U.S. universities whose discoveries are most often cited by other researchers around the world."
The University ranked with an overall score of 91.30 out of a possible 100. However, the school ranked 13th overall based on Academic reputation, which earned a score of 99.90. The University has been climbing steadily since 2007, when it was ranked 45th out of 100. This number climbed to 23rd by 2011, and broke the top 20 in 2012.
Here is a list of the top 20 overall out of 100 for 2013/2014:
1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
2) Harvard University
3) University of Cambridge
4) UCL (University College London)
5) Imperial College London
6) University of Oxford
7) Stanford University
8) Yale University
9) University of Chicago
10 = California institute of Technology (CALTECH)
10 = Princeton University
12) Eth Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
13) University of Pennsylvania
14) Columbia University
15) Cornell University
16) Johns Hopkins University
17 = University of Edinburgh
17 = University of Toronto
19) Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
19) King's College London (KCL)
McGill University in Montreal was not too far behind, with an overall ranking of 21. The University of British Columbia ranked 49th, the Université de Montréal ranked 92nd, and the University of Alberta ranked 96th.
Original source: The Independent