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Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s top university with a long history of challenging the impossible and transforming society through the ingenuity and resolve of its faculty, students, alumni and supporters.

 

We are proud to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, bringing together top minds from every conceivable background and discipline to collaborate on the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our community is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and progress, creating knowledge and solutions that make a tangible difference around the globe. And we prepare our students for success through an outstanding global education rooted in excellence, inclusion and close-knit learning communities.

The ideas, innovations and contributions of more than 680,000 graduates advance 鶹ֱapp’s impact on communities across the globe.

Together, we continue to defy gravity by taking on what might seem unattainable today and generating the ideas and talent needed to build a more equitable, sustainable and prosperous future.

The diversity of the 鶹ֱapp community is our strength

“鶹ֱapp’s remarkable diversity provides both a springboard to social mobility and a superb environment for education, research and innovation.”

— Meric Gertler, President, University of Toronto

Deeply rooted in one of the world’s most diverse city regions, 鶹ֱapp is committed to inclusive excellence — the idea that every member of our community should thrive in an environment of belonging. A welcoming and global community that supports equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for all is an essential part of our University.

Strategic priorities

The University of Toronto's strategic priorities provide a framework around three areas of focus for the 鶹ֱapp community. The three priorities are our commitment to achieving the goals set out in the University's  plan: to enhance and strengthen our standing as a globally ranked research powerhouse and leader in research-intensive education.

Facts and figures

An icon of a plant Sustainability

1st in the world for sustainability

(QS Rankings 2024)
A stack of books icon Research citations

Top 3 in the world for research citations

(Incites 2018–2022)
Scientific papers icon Scientific papers

5th in the world for performance ranking of scientific papers

(National Taiwan University Ranking, 2023)
Diploma icon Employability

11th in the world for graduate employability

(Times Higher Education, 2022)
Icon of a globe Alumni

More than 680,600 alumni in more than 190 countries and territories

Awards Nobel laureates

8 winners of the Nobel Prize

The number 311 Canada Research Chairs

311 tenured-stream faculty are Canada Research Chairs

A lightbulb icon Entrepreneurship

No. 1 rank in research-based startups among Canadian universities

(THE, U.S. News, QS World Report)
Medical book icon Medical research

2nd in the world for medical research (鶹ֱapp and leading Toronto hospitals)

(Incites 2018–2022)
Top 50 Global ranking

Top 50 globally in 46 subject categories, more than any other university in the world

(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024)
An icon of three people surrounded by green nodes Research collaborations

Research collaborations with more than 1,200 institutions

(Clarivate, Web of Science; 鶹ֱapp 2020-2022)
An icon of a hand holding a seedling Business incubation

鶹ֱapp ranks in the world’s top 5 university-managed business incubators

(UBI Global World Benchmark Study, 2021-22)
Map displaying enrolment data for each of 鶹ֱapp's three campuses

鶹ֱapp's senior leadership

, established by the University of Toronto Act, 1971, oversees the academic, business and student affairs of the University. Together with the Chancellor, President and senior administration, the Council represents the University’s vision, mission and purpose both locally and globally.

Meric Gertler

Meric Gertler

Wesley J. Hall

Wesley J. Hall

Trevor Young

Trevor Young

Alexandra Gillespie

Alexandra Gillespie

Alexandra Gillespie

Wisdom Tettey

Leah Cowen

Leah Cowen

Kelly Hannah-Moffat

Kelly Hannah-Moffat

Scott Mabury

Scott Mabury

David Palmer

David Palmer

Christine Szustaczek

Christine Szustaczek

Andrew Thomson

Andrew Thomson

Joseph Wong

Joseph Wong

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