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University of Toronto places in top 20 of World University Rankings

The University of Toronto has once again climbed into the top 20 of the World University Rankings after a brief dip in 2012. 
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judge "world class universities across all of their core missions—teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities ranking employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balances comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and government," according to the rankings' website. 
The University of Toronto was the only Canadian university to make it in the top 20.
In a message from the university posted on the rankings website, it says, "The 2012-13 Times Higher Education ranking groups the University of Toronto with Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia, Cambridge, Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Michigan as the only institutions in the top 27 in all 6 broad disciplinary areas."
The first Times Higher Education World University Rankings was issued in 2010, where the University of Toronto placed 17. In 2011, the school dropped to 19 before falling out of the top 20 to the 21st position in 2012. Crawling back into the top 20 reaffirms the school's prestige and reputation on a global level.
Data is collected via the "world's largest invite-only survey of academic opinion." This year's research featured information collected from 16,639 responses from 144 countries. On average, respondents had been working in academia for 17 years. Respondents come from a variety of disciplines, with a slight majority in social sciences, engineering and technology.
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Original source: Times Higher Education
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