Top marks: U of T ranked first in Canada in QS World University subject rankings

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:22am
Noreen Ahmed-Ullah

The University of Toronto continues to rise in international rankings, taking top 10 spots in eight subject areas in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

This year’s subject rankings, which were released today, include two new categories, with U of T scoring 11th globally in library and information management, a field that has seen the university make headlines around the world for its efforts to preserve U.S. environmental data under the Trump administration

“Technology is embedded in everything we do,” says Faculty of Information Dean Wendy Duff, adding that the faculty has been on the cutting edge of important trends in its field.

This year, U of T ranked in the top 10 globally in nursing (2nd), sports-related subjects (6th), anatomy (8th), anthropology (8th), social policy (8th), theology (8th), geography (9th) and computer science (10th).

No other university was ranked in the top 50 globally for so many subjects – for U of T, that came out to 42 of the 48 subjects that were reviewed.

The independent QS rankings finds U of T among the world’s elite universities in all five subject areas surveyed, and in 45 of the 48 subjects that were analyzed. In most cases, the university scored even higher when public higher education institutions alone were counted in the subject areas ranked.

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