|Canada Rank||Global Rank||University|
|1||=25||University of Toronto|
|3||45||University of British Columbia|
|4||118||Université de Montréal|
|5||119||University of Alberta|
|7||=166||University of Waterloo|
|=9||=246||University of Calgary|
The top university in Canada once again this year is the University of Toronto in joint 25th worldwide. The university rose four places in this year’s rankings and earns high scores across most of the indicators, particularly academic reputation, where it ranks 15th worldwide.
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto has evolved into Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. U of T is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate.
In terms of global rankings, the top school in the world was found to be the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by Stanford University at the second position, Harvard University ranked third, followed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the University of Oxford.
While the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) continues its record-breaking streak at number one – the ninth year in a row it’s achieved this feat – the big story this year is the impressive gains made by Asian universities. 26 institutions from the continent now feature in the global top 100, more than ever before.
This year’s rankings are launched at a challenging time for the whole world, with COVID-19 impacting universities and students alike.
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