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Two Canadian Universities Ranked Among the World’s 100 Most Innovative Institutions, 2018

You probably know all of the highest ranked Canadian higher-education institutions, but what are the most innovative universities in Canada? CEOWORLD magazine reviewed Reuters list of the world’s most innovative universities to identify the most innovative higher-education institutions in Canada. Canada’s first placement comes in the 35th spot, with the University of Toronto (UofT). Other Canadian universities in the top 100 include the University of British Columbia (UBC) at 61.

For the 4th year running, Stanford University tops Reuters list of the world’s most innovative universities, but Canada has two prestigious institutions on the list. While Asian educational institutions have ascended, American universities continue to dominate the top of the ranking – MIT, for example, places 2nd on the list, and Harvard comes in 3rd. The UPenn came in 4th place for the 2nd consecutive year, and the University of Washington is up two spots to round out the top 5.

1. University of Toronto. (#1 in Canada)
Ranks 35 worldwide
Toronto, Ont.
Global Rank: 35
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (UofT) ranked No. 35 on the list – filed 267 patents between 2011 and 2016. 33.7% were subsequently granted. Notable alumni include three Canadian Prime Ministers (William Lyon Mackenzie King, Arthur Meighen, Lester B. Pearson and Paul Martin), Rogers Communications’ Ted Rogers, Bank of Montreal’s Bill Downe, Scotiabank’s Peter Godsoe, and Fiat S.p.A.’s Sergio Marchionne.

2. University of British Columbia. (#2 in Canada)
Ranks 61 worldwide
Vancouver, B.C.
Global Rank: 61
Founded in 1908, the University of British Columbia (UBC) ranked No. 61 on the list – filed 199 patents between 2011 and 2016. 34.7% were subsequently granted. Notable alumni include three Canadian Prime Ministers (John Turner, Kim Campbell, and Justin Trudeau).

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