Canada, Ontario

In 1827, Canada's leading university in learning and research, the University of Toronto, was established. This public research university located on the grounds surrounding Queen’s Park was the birthplace of stem cell and insulin research, development of electron microscope, deep-learning and neural networks, multi-touch technology, and is known worldwide for its research across disciplines. The university receives the highest amount of annual scientific research funding in Canada. This university has international students from 159 countries, with the top countries being China and India. The university offers over 700 undergraduate and 300 graduate programs in humanities, management, computer science, nursing, dentistry, medicine, etc.

Campus Life

The university expands over three campuses in St.George (Downtown Toronto), Mississauga, and Scarborough. Toronto is a very vibrant city with sports events, cultural happenings, street fairs and festivals. The University of Toronto has the third largest library system in North America, with 44 libraries containing more than 19.5 million physical and 6.2 million electronic holdings managed by 158 librarians. The university provides on-campus and off-campus accommodation as well. The students are offered more than a thousand clubs, organizations, activities, and volunteering opportunities to indulge, including student-run student-run dental and legal clinics.

Noted Alumni

The University of Toronto was home to 3 Governors-General of Canada, 4 Prime Ministers of Canada, 14 Justices of the Supreme Court, 10 Nobel laureates, 5 Turing Award winners, 94 Rhodes Scholars and one Fields medalist. Some of the names include William Lyon Mackenzie, the longest-serving Canadian Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson, former Canadian Prime mister and Nobel Peace Prize awardee, John Charles Fields, mathematician and founder of Fields Medal, Frederick Banting, the first person to use insulin on humans, and many more. As of 2019 fall statistics published by the university, there are 606,876 alumni around the globe.