U of T Engineering ranked 8th in world
The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has been ranked eighth overall in the wor...
The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering has been ranked eighth overall in the world and first in Canada by the U.S. News and World Report magazine. The ranking for “Worlds Best Universities” is in the category of engineering and IT for 2009.
U of T ranks fifth in North America following MIT, University of California, Berkeley; Stanford and the California Institute of Technology. Internationally, only the engineering faculties of University of Cambridge, Tokyo University and Imperial College of London outranked U of T’s engineers.
Released Feb. 25, the magazine’s ratings are based on the 2009 Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings. Factors affecting the rankings included citations per faculty member, the student to faculty ratio and the proportion of international faculty and students, as well as an employer review and an academic peer review. The most heavily weighted is the academic peer review, which accounts for 40% of a university’s score and is based on three years of responses to an online survey of academics worldwide.
University of British Columbia was ranked 17th and McGill University was ranked 20th.