The University of Toronto was named the top Canadian university for the eighth year in a row, according to the latest Times Higher Education rankings. It was also ranked the 22nd top university in the world, tied with National University of Singapore.
Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation, commented, “we’re proud the University of Toronto has once again been named one of the top global universities, which demonstrates the tremendous impact of our research and our world-class performance in teaching.”
He also expressed his thoughts on the recommendations made for the Canadian government that, “For Canada to continue to be seen as an important international leader in critical research, our universities need to have all 35 of the Naylor report recommendations acted upon by the federal government.”
Several countries in Asia have moved up the global rankings by investing in research and faculty.
According to a report by The Globe and Mail on September 5th, Canadian universities and researchers are urging the Liberal government to accept recommendations to increase federal grants made by the Canada’s Fundamental Science Review panel in order to avoid any cuts in research funding, which could result in a drop in global standards. The report is said to strengthen Canada’s research system, which in turn drives economic growth that leads to discoveries and innovation.