The U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings of best global universities placed U of T 10th among the best public universities, and 21st worldwide.

According to a U of T News article on October 25, “U of T named best global university in Canada, top 10 public university in world by U.S. News & World Report”, U of T was one in the five non-U.S. universities that made it to the top 25. The other four universities were located in Britain.

The U.S. News and World Report focuses on academic research and “overall” reputation. It bases its ranking on several factors, including the number of global and regional research reputations, publications, number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited, and citations.

U of T was also selected as sixth for its arts and humanities, seventh in clinical medicine, and 10th in molecular biology and genetics.

The Times Higher Education has also ranked U of T this year as the 22nd best university in the world, and the ninth best public university. QS World University Rankings placed U of T 32nd, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities report by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked the university number 27.

“It’s exciting for all of us to see our research leadership in a number of critically important fields, from the arts and humanities to social sciences, genetics and space science, once again be recognized by our peers,” stated Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice president of research and innovation, in the October 25 U of T News article.