Among other things, the U.S. News global rankings measure a university's worldwide and regional reputation and its performance in academic research, using such indicators as citations and publications. Among North America's public universities, U of T ranked seventh.
Michigan State University is one of the top 100 universities in the world and boasts a variety of elite programs, ranging from plant and animal science, to economics and business, to environmental studies, a new ranking finds. Rutgers took 97th place in the ranking.
"The University of Toronto has long prided itself on its commitment to fundamental research across a broad range of disciplines", said Vivek Goel, U of T's vice-president of research and innovation.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked U.S.universities since 1983, and this is the fourth year it has released a global ranking. These focus primarily on research publications and citations, while also ranking the top institutions in each of 22 subjects. The rankings were produced to provide insight into how universities compare globally. The University of British Columbia ranked 27, while McGill University was 49.
UC San Diego has been ranked 16th best university in the world by U.S. News and World Report, slightly behind Yale University and beating out such schools as Duke and Cornell universities.
Nine South African universities have been ranked among the best in the 2018 Global Best Universities survey.