Discovery is in Our DNA
Since the University of Toronto was founded in 1827, our dedication to furthering global knowledge has given birth to groundbreaking discoveries and publications in virtually every field. And the School of Graduate Studies has helped foster some of the biggest advancements of our time. Read more.
How We Rank on the World Stage
U of T’s ranking for academic work and research is among the best in the world. We rank #1 in Canada, enabling us to attract the best faculty, students, and postdocs. They know when they come to U of T, doors start to open.
- The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 measures the institutional excellence of the world’s top 400 universities in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer. It lists U of T as the top university in Canada and 18th globally.
- The U.S. News & World Report places U of T 18th in the world and 1st in Canada in its 2022-23 Best Global Universities Rankings.
- The 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked U of T 1st in Canada in four of the five broad fields assessed. It was also ranked in the global top 10 in five specific subjects: sports-related subjects (5th), data science (6th), education (7th), nursing (tied for 7th) and anatomy and physiology (8th).
- The National Taiwan University Ranking rates U of T 4th in the world based on scientific paper performance, behind only Harvard and John Hopkins universities.
- The Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities rates U of T first in Canada and 22nd in the world this year.
- U of T ranks 1st in Research Infosource’s annual list of the top 50 research universities in Canada.
- Toronto is ranked 15th among the world’s best cities for students to live.
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Our Esteemed Alumni
From artists to astronauts, crusaders to storytellers, financiers to entrepreneurs, and champions of causes to Olympic champions, U of T has graduated thousands of highly successful people. Meet some of our esteemed alumni and learn how U of T inspired them to make a difference