World university ratings by Times Higher Education: U of T is No. 20, UBC is No. 32



ONLY four Canadian universities made it in the top 100 of this year’s university ratings by the prestigious Times Higher Education.

The Times Higher education says that the top 10 list “still consists almost entirely of US-based universities, with only the universities of Oxford (third) and Cambridge (fifth) and Imperial College London (joint ninth) preventing a clean sweep.”

It says that although the California Institute of Technology (first), Harvard (second), Stanford (fourth), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (sixth), Princeton University (seventh), the University of California, Berkeley (eighth) and Yale University (joint ninth) all make the top 10, there appears to be an overall decline for US universities. The significant losses are in the lower ranks.

It also notes: “While the University of Toronto retains 20th place and the University of Victoria joins the top 200 in joint 173rd place, all other Canadian top 200 universities have lost ground.”

On the other hand, Asia now has 24 universities in the world top 200, four more than last year. Two Asian universities make the world top 25 (the University of Tokyo and the National University of Singapore), while six feature among the top 50, it states.



Top Canadian rankings:


University of Toronto: 20


University of British Columbia: 32


McGill University: 39


McMaster University: 94


Université de Montréal: 113


University of Alberta: 124


University of Victoria: 173


University of Ottawa: 188


University of Calgary: 226-250


Carleton University: 226-250


Dalhousie University: 226-250


Laval University: 226-250


Simon Fraser University: 226-250


Western University: 226-250


York University: 226-250


Queen’s University: 251-275


University of Waterloo: 251-275


University of Manitoba: 301-305


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