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QS World University Rankings are global education rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds. It has been in existence since 2004. It was the first to be approved by International Ranking Expert group (IREG) hence it is read and trusted in high number. Total of 1130 universities across 75 countries have been assessed by QS.
Rankings of Global Universities, Rankings of Universities in Asia and Rankings of Universities in Latin America are the ones to be approved by IREG. Universities are ranked by taking a lot of factors into consideration. Score is given out of 100 to every institution and the indicators with their weightage are as follows:
|Citations per Faculty||20|
|International Faculty Ratio||5|
|International Student Ratio||5|
All these factors taken into consideration form a comprehensive analysis of an institution. University of Toronto is ranked 31st in QS World University Rankings 2018. The ranking for year 2017 was 32 and for the year 2016 was 34. Also, U of T has been given the following scores on University Ranking:
The University of Toronto has been ranked 15 in 2018 and 19 in 2017 on Graduate Employability Ranking on the basis of following factors:
QS Rankings publish subject wise rankings for 48 different subjects in 5 subject areas. Factors which are considered are – Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Research Citations per year and H-index (productivity and impact of research paper). Different weightage is assigned to each of the factor for different kinds of subjects.
University of Toronto stands in top 10 universities globally for these subjects – Nursing, Geography, Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies and Computer Science & Information Systems.
|Subject||2018 Rank||2017 Rank||2016 Rank|
|Sports Related Subjects||6||6||-|
|Social Policy and Administration||8||18||15|
|Anatomy and Physiology||8||8||-|
|Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies||8||11||-|
|Computer Science and Information Systems||10||10||11|
|Education and Training||11||10||11|
|English Language and Literature||12||12||13|
|Library & Information Management||11||-||-|
|Life Sciences and Medicine||13||15||-|
|Pharmacy & Pharmacology||15||21||24|
|Earth and Marine Sciences||17||14||14|
|Statistics and Operational Research||17||17||16|
|Law and Legal Studies||18||17||19|
|Arts and Humanities||22||18||-|
|Economics and Econometrics||22||21||23|
|Engineering - Electrical and Electronic||24||30||27|
|Physics & Astronomy||23||25||32|
|Accounting and Finance||24||28||34|
|Engineering - Mineral & Mining||25||17||30|
|Classics & Ancient History||33||-||-|
|Engineering - Civil and Structural||33||31||31|
|Social Sciences and Management||34||30||-|
|Engineering – Mechanical||36||32||37|
|Engineering – Chemical||39||34||37|
|Business & Management Studies||41||35||35|
|Engineering and Technology||43||34||-|
|Agriculture & Forestry||51-100||51-100||51-100|
|Art & Design||51-100||51-100||51-100|
Times Higher Education World University Rankings are global education rankings published by Times Higher Education Magazine. Earlier, THE gave rankings in collaboration with QS World Rankings but it made its separate ranking methodology in 2009.
THE takes 5 overall factors into account, which are further divided into 13 individual factors.
|Research Papers publish per faculty member||6%|
|Research Papers publish per faculty member||6%|
|Research Citations||University’s research obtained normalized by subject area||30%|
|International Outlook||International to Domestic Student Ratio||2.5%|
|International to Domestic Staff Ratio||2.5%|
|International Research Collaboration||2.5%|
|Industry Income||Industry Income earned relative to number of academic staff employed||2.5%|
University of Toronto is ranked 22nd in THE World University Rankings 2018, with an overall score of 82.8. The university was ranked 24th in the year 2017. The university has been ranked 24 in World Reputation Rankings. The scores given for University of Toronto are given below:
THE takes few factors into consideration using 13 indicators. These factors are – Teaching (the learning environment) with 30% weightage, Research (volume, income & reputation) with 30% weightage, Citations (research influence) with 30% weightage, International Outlook (staff, research, students) with 7.5% and Industry Income (knowledge transfer) with 2.5% weightage.
|Domain (Subject/Area)||Global Rank 2018|
|Engineering & Technology||29|
|Business & Economics||22|
|Arts & Humanities||15|
|Clinical, pre-Clinical and Health||19|
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is a China based ranking institute that publishes global rankings every year since 2009. Shanghai Ranking Consultancy is a fully independent organization dedicated to research and consultancy in education which publishes the rankings.
University of Toronto is ranked 23rd in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017. ARWU also ranked it number 1 in Canada. The ranking in 2016 was 27 and in 2015 was 25.
ARWU takes 6 overall factors into consideration which are described below:
|Alumni||Number of alumni who has won Nobel Prize of Field Medals||10%|
|Awards||Number of staff who has won Nobel Prize or Field Medals||20%|
|Highly Cited Researchers||Number of highly cited researchers from the institutions||20%|
|Papers in Nature and Science||Number of articles published in a 4-year span. This does not apply for Social Sciences and Humanities||20%|
|Papers Indexed||Number of papers indexed in the Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Indexin the previous year. Double weightage for papers indexed in Social Science Citation||20%|
|Per capita Performance||Weighted scores of all indicators divided by number of full time equivalent academic staff||10%|
Performance of University of Toronto on the basis of Broad Subject Fields are:
Subject Wise Rankings of ARWU are prepared by taking 6 factors in account. These factors are PUB (Number of Publications), CNCI (Category Normalized Citation Impact), IC (International Collaboration), TOP (Number of Publications in Leading Journals) and AWARD (Faculties winning significant prizes) and Alumni. The weightage of these factors depends upon the subject under study.
According to ARWU Rankings, University of Toronto excels in subjects such as Psychology, Medical Technology, Public Health, Human Biological Sciences, Biotechnology and Finance.
|Automation & Control||13|
|Computer Science Engineering||13|
|Dentistry & Oral Sciences||22|
|Electrical & Electronics Engineering||46|
|Energy Science & Engineering||101-150|
|Environmental Science & Engineering||23|
|Instruments Science & Technology||101-150|
|Library & Information Sciences||43|
|Material Science & Engineering||51-75|
|Mining & Mineral Engineering||9|
|Nano Science & Nano Technology||51-75|
|Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences||51-75|
|Transportation Science & Technology||35|
|Human Biological Sciences||6|
Round University Rankings is a Russia based ranking institute which ranks 930 institutes across 80 countries. RUR Ranking agency was established in 2013 in Moscow.
RUR ranks institutes on the basis of 4 primary factors which are divided into 20 indicators.
|Teaching||Academic Staff per Student||8%|
|Academic staff per Bachelor degrees awarded||8%|
|Doctoral degree awarded per Staff||8%|
|Doctoral degree awarded per Bachelor degree awarded||8%|
|World Teaching Reputation||8%|
|Research||Citations per academic and research staff||8%|
|Doctoral degrees per admitted PhD||8%|
|Normalized Citation Impact||8%|
|Papers per academic and research staff||8%|
|World Research Reputation||8%|
|International Diversity||Share of International academic staff||2%|
|Share of International students||2%|
|Share of International co-authored papers||2%|
|Reputation outside region||2%|
|Financial Stability||Institutional income per academic staff||2%|
|Institutional income per students||2%|
|Papers per research income||2%|
|Research income per academic and research staff||2%|
|Research income per institutional income||2%|
Round Ranking Agency ranks University of Toronto at 54th spot in global rankings. It ranks U of T at 3rd spot in Canada. Other category rankings are mentioned below:
Subject wise rankings of RUR are determined by taking similar factors as mentioned above. It publishes rankings for 6 domains. The rankings for University of Toronto are given below:
|Domain (Area/Subject)||Rank in 2017||Rank in 2016||Rank in 2015|
URAP is a non-profit organization that is based in Middle East and focuses on ranking HEIs (Higher Education Institutes) on the basis of their academic excellence. It was established in 2009 and has been publishing rankings since 2011.
University of Toronto is ranked 2nd in URAP world rankings for the year 2017-2018, with a score of 569.53 out of 600. It has been ranked number 1 university in Canada University Rankings by URAP.
URAP takes 6 indicators into consideration while calculation of the world rank.
|Number of Articles||21%|
|Total Scholarly Documents published||10%|
|Citation Total Impact||15%|
|Article Impact Total||18%|
URAP consider 6 factors while giving rankings. University of Toronto is ranked best for subjects such as Language, Communication and Culture, Education, Medical and Health Sciences, Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Studies in Human Society and Pharmacology.
Other rankings are given below:
|Field||Rank in 2017|
|Psychology and Cognitive Sciences||3|
|Information and Computing Sciences||14|
|Medical and Health Sciences||2|
|Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services||11|
|Studies in Human Society||3|
|Law and Legal Studies||16|
|Studies in Creative Arts and Writing||28|
|Language, Communication and Culture||1|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||44|
|Film and Digital Media||50|
CWUR is an organization which works for providing valuable strategic insights, policy advice and consultancy to universities. Since 2012, it is publishing academic ranking of global universities.
CWUR takes 8 factors into consideration which are as follows:
|Quality of Education||25%|
|Quality of Faculty||25%|
According to CWUR Rankings, University of Toronto stands at 28th spot globally. Other ranking given by URAP are:
CWUR gives universities subject wise rankings, on the basis of number of research articles published in top journals. CWUR obtains data from Clarivate Analytics for this purpose.
|Biochemical Research Methods||8|
|Biochemistry and Molecular Biology||3|
|Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology||9|
|Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems||4|
|Cell and Tissue Engineering||3|
|Critical Care Medicine||2|
|Education and Educational Research||10|
|Education, Scientific Disciplines||2|
|Endocrinology and Metabolism||4|
|Gastroenterology and Hepatology||3|
|Genetics and Heredity||6|
|Health Care Sciences and Services||2|
|Health Policy and Services||7|
|History and Philosophy of Sciences||5|
|Industrial Relations and Labor||8|
|Mathematical and Computational Biology||10|
|Medical Laboratory Technology||6|
|General and Internal Medicine||3|
|Research and Experimental Medicine||7|
|Obstetrics and Gynecology||9|
|Peripheral Vascular Disease||3|
|Pharmacology and Pharmacy||3|
|Public, Environmental and Occupational Health||9|
|Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging||2|
|Interdisciplinary Social Sciences||3|
|Urology and Nephrology||3|
CWTS Leiden Rankings are annual global university rankings. CTWS Leiden ranks 903 universities from 54 countries on the basis of Citation Impact and Scientific Collaboration.
CWTS Leiden Rankings use a complex system of obtaining the ranks using the number of papers published and international collaboration. University of Toronto is ranked 2nd in the CWTS Rankings, both in terms of Citation Impact and Scientific Collaboration.
CWTS Leiden rankings use Web of Science, which is the bibliographic database of Thomson Reuters, as the source of Data. Center for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University (Netherlands) compiles these rankings.
Only core publications are taken into account which must follow certain criteria such as the thesis being published at a core journal. Also, international collaboration is another indicator that is used for ranking.
|Broad Field||Rank based on Citation Impact||Rank Based on Scientific Collaboration|
|Biomedical and Health Sciences||2||3|
|Life and Earth Sciences||42||47|
|Mathematics and Computer Science||30||34|
|Physical Sciences and Engineering||55||53|
|Social Sciences and Humanities||3||3|