Canada is known for having some top-ranking universities throughout the world. So much so, that students from around the world often gather to Canada to get some of the best post-secondary education across the globe. The 2019 Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings were just released and the results prove that Canadian universities are some of the best universities around the world. In fact, Times Higher Education ranked three Canadian universities in the top 100, and one university made the top 20 this year.
The University of Toronto announced this week that it was considered one of the best by Times Higher Education and ranked the nineteenth most reputable universities throughout the entire world. This is three spots up from last year when the University of Toronto ranked twenty-second in the 2018 Times Higher Education rankings.
However, the rankings get even better for U of T when you break it down. If you only look at the public universities that made it on this list, U of T ranked eighth in the world and fourth in North America, beating out a variety of American institutions.
The University of Toronto President Meric Gertler states, "It is an honour to be recognized for the world-class teaching and research that takes place here every day."
Two other Canadian Universities also made it onto the Times Higher Education list. The University of British Columbia is considered to be the thirty-seventh most reputable university throughout the world, while McGill University is considered to be the thirty-ninth best university across the globe.
While Canadian universities are topping the charts this year, American institutions still seem to be dominating the post-secondary field. Harvard University was ranked number one on the list for the ninth year in a row.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked second and Stanford University came in third according to Times Higher Education.
Times Higher Education considered over 11,000 different universities and higher education institutions from 135 countries when it made this top 100 list.
The University of Toronto has also ranked globally in other studies that have taken place throughout the years. The latest QS World Univerity Rankings give the university a similar global ranking of the twenty-ninth best in the world.