Established in 1827, The University of Toronto is a top medical-doctoral university in Canada, consistently ranked among the world's best universities in a number of international league tables.

The University has developed first electronic heart pacemaker, artificial larynx, single-lung transplant, nerve transplant and artificial pancreas. It has been a member of the Association of American Universities, a consortium of the leading North American research universities.

Ratings and Rankings:

- 29th globally in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2009. In addition it is ranked among the world's top 15 for all the subjects including: Engineering & IT (8th), Arts & Humanities (11th), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (11th), Natural Sciences (14th), Social Sciences (15th).

- 1st in Canada and 27th in the world, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's annual Academic Ranking of World Universities report (2009). In addition it is placed 8th in the world in the subject of computer science and 19th globally in the field of engineering, technology and computer sciences.

- 11th worldwide in the 2009 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers (Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan).

- Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto is placed 47th in the Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2009.

- 14th among the World's Top Universities in Life Sciences (HEEACT 2009).

- 1st in the country and 28th globally (Ranking Web of World Universities, July 2009).

- Received the highest possible marks from Research Infosource Inc. in its annual rankings for the best Canadian research universities of 2009.

- 2nd nationally in the Maclean's Medical doctoral ranking of 2009.

- 18th in the world, 9th among public universities and 5th among universities outside the US, according to the Newsweek global university ranking of 2006.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek