There are a lot of post-secondary institutions across Canada, but only one Canadian university cracked the top 20 of a ranking of universities. The latest Canadian university rankings aren't the best in the world but we're still getting recognized on the international stage.\nThe Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 has the University of Toronto at spot 18 on the list, just making its way into the top 20. While it's the only Canadian university to make it into the top 20 that doesn't mean that the rest of Canadian universities fared badly.\n"Canada’s top universities have risen up the table," states the report.\nTo get the rankings, Times Higher Education assessed almost 1,400 post-secondary institutions across 92 countries. Those schools were then judged based on 13 performance indicators which were grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.\nThe University of Toronto ranked highly in citations, research, and international outlook. Citations looks at "the average number of times a university’s published work is cited by scholars globally", research is based on the productivity of said research and the university's reputation and international outlook is all about how many international students and staff the school has and how much collaboration there is with other places in the world.\nOverall, the University of Toronto has a score of 85.5 out of 100. That's just ten points less than the top university in the rankings, Oxford.\nView this post on Instagram #UofT remains the top university in Canada, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. 🍁🥇 Among public universities, U of T ranked eighth in the world and fourth in North America. “This fantastic result reflects the wealth of talent and expertise at the University of Toronto,” said #UofT President Meric Gertler. Hit the link in bio to see the complete rankings list. 🙌🏽 📷: @nickiwanyshyn A post shared by University of Toronto (@uoft) on Jul 19, 2019 at 10:54am PDT\nIn the top 20, most schools are located in either the U.S. or the UK. The only university in the top 20 that isn't in Canada, the U.S. or the UK is in Switzerland.\nOther Canadian schools made the list but you just have to move further down it to find them. The University of British Columbia is closest to the University of Toronto, coming in at number 34.\nView this post on Instagram #UBC is the 51st best university in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings (QS). This places UBC among the top five per cent of institutions in the highly-influential QS ranking, which considers over 1,000 institutions worldwide, including 26 from Canada. As in previous years, private universities in the United States dominate the top spots in the rankings. But amongst public institutions, UBC is ranked 36th in the world and seventh in North America. QS assesses universities using six performance indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), research citations per faculty member (20%), proportion of international faculty (5%) and proportion of international students (5%). “At just over 100 years old, UBC is comparatively young among global universities. To be cited as among the world’s best is a tremendous achievement to be celebrated by our entire community – students, faculty and staff,” said @ubcprez. A post shared by University of British Columbia (@universityofbc) on Jun 19, 2019 at 10:25am PDT\nMcGill is ranked at spot number 42 and then there's a gap between it and the next Canadian school, McMaster University, which is only at 72.\nCanada's lowest ranked shcool is the University of Lethbridge which comes in at 1001+ on the list.\nUnfortunately, two Canadian schools actually fell out of the top 200 for this year's ranking. Both Western University and the University of Calgary slipped into the 201-250 range this year.\nBut there's always room for improvement especially when you're not at the top. You can see how other Canadian schools were ranked here.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.