Bloomberg Faculty achieves pinnacle in research

12 May 2011

The Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing ranks first among Canadian and U.S. public university nursing faculties in publications and citations, according to U of T’s Performance Indicators for Governance 2010 Summary. The report measures the university’s progress towards long-term goals in a range of teaching and research areas.

The table below is a summary of U of T’s publication and citation rankings in relation to other Canadian universities and members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). We are second only to the University of Pennsylvania amongst private AAU schools. Rankings are an indication of an institutions performance, particularly internationally. The Bloomberg Faculty’s results are highlighted, demonstrating its pre-eminence among Canadian and American research university peers.

Publications & Citations Ranking chart

Counts of publications and citations are important indicators of an institution’s scholarly impact as measured by research output and intensity. This is particularly true in scientific disciplines, such as nursing, where research reporting is predominately journal-based. The above comparison captures our research productivity relative to our peers.

The University of Toronto educates more students and makes more discoveries than any other university in Canada and is recognized as one of the foremost research-intensive universities in the world. Moreover, the size and complexity of the institution leads to greater opportunities for our students and faculty.

The AAU is a non-profit association of 61 U.S. and two Canadian (U of T and McGill University) preeminent public and private research universities. Established in 1900, membership is by invitation and based on the high quality of programs of academic research and scholarship at all levels, as well as recognition that a university is outstanding by reason of the excellence of its research and education programs. U of T became a member in 1926.