Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
U of T Chemistry News

U of T once again among the Top 10 in North America for chemistry

March 12, 2018
by Noreen Ahmed-Ullah and Dan Haves

For the fourth year in a row, the University of Toronto has ranked in the Top 10 among North American universities in the subject of chemistry. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on February 28, U of T placed first in Canada, 8th in North America and 21st globally for chemistry studies.

The QS subject rankings are based on four measures: academic survey results of leading universities in a field, employer survey results of the best institutions and disciplines, citations per paper and the H-Index, which tries to measure the productivity and impact of the published work.

To produce the results, QS ranked 1,130 institutions and analyzed more than 22 million papers that have produced close to 200 million citations.

U of T was ranked first in Canada in all five of the broader subject areas, and was first in Canada in 30 of the 45 subjects in which it was ranked.

“It’s gratifying to see University of Toronto researchers recognized for the excellence of their work and their world-leading reputation across such a wide range of subject areas,” said Vivek Goel, U of T’s vice-president of research and innovation. “Such breadth and depth of scholarship in one institution is rare globally, and ensures that our students have the broadest possible exposure to leading scholars.”