Canada’s top-ranked university and one of world’s best has large campus in Mississauga


Published August 23, 2023 at 12:11 pm

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University of Toronto Mississauga. (Photo: Canmenwalker)

Canada’s largest university, which has a campus in Mississauga, has again been recognized as one of the best post-secondary institutions in North America and the world.

In the latest compilation of ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s (SRC) rankings of universities around the world, University of Toronto (U of T) placed first in Canada and 24th globally.

Counting University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and Scarborough among its campuses, U of T, which has an enrolment of just over 88,000 students, also placed 13th worldwide among public universities and sixth in North America in that same category.

The SRC’s 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities is recognized as the gold standard among global university rankings. Each year since 2003, the list has included the world’s top 1,000 research universities based on “transparent methodology and objective third-party data,” the organization says.

In total, the SRC evaluated 2,500 universities this year to get its top 1,000 list.

The only other Canadian university to rank among the top 50 is University of British Columbia, which placed 44th on the list. Making the top 100 were McGill University (70), University of Alberta (91) and McMaster University (98).

The latest rankings mark the seventh-straight year Canada’s top university has placed among the world’s top 25 post-secondary institutions.

Leah Cowen, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation, and strategic initiatives, told U of T News that the school’s consistently high rankings in this and other worldwide compilations of the top learning institutions reflects the Canadian university’s commitment to research and learning and producing top graduates.

Atop the list again this year is Harvard University in the U.S. Stanford University (U.S.), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge (England) and the University of California, Berkeley rounded out the top five.

U of T was also recognized earlier this year as one of the world’s top post-secondary institutions, placing 34th on a list compiled by QS World University Rankings.

That ranking included universities in Europe, Asia and North America. 

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