Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s leading institution of learning, discovery and knowledge creation. We’re proud to be among the world’s top research-intensive universities, driven to invent and innovate. With over 980 programs on three campuses to choose from, our undergraduate and graduate students learn from and work with professors recognized as global thought leaders in areas such as artificial intelligence, human rights, global security, ethics, autism, cancer, robotics and nanotechnology. U of T encourages collaboration across disciplines, with community and international partners, to spark the ideas, cutting-edge discoveries and inventions that will build a better world for tomorrow.
Research and Learning Environment
U of T ranks among the top five universities in the world that excel across virtually every subject of inquiry, and we’re Canada’s most innovative university. With an annual research budget of $1.3 billion, the university and its nine partner hospitals are a vital research engine for Toronto, Canada, and the world. Our researchers’ papers are so influential they’re ranked second only to Harvard in citations. The university has more than a thousand research labs, access to state-of-the-art equipment and advanced computing. We recently launched an online portal to easily connect undergraduates to research positions. In 2017-18, our nine entrepreneurship hubs worked with over 300 student-led start-up teams, attracting $150M in investment and generating $10M in sales.
U of T welcomes 19,000 international students each year, has more than 552,000 alumni in 150 countries, and collaborates with other leading universities, research institutes and industry partners around the world. Our international partners include University College London, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Hong Kong, among many others. More than half of all papers published by U of T researchers are joint efforts with researchers at institutions outside Canada.