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OISE ranked 11th best educational institute in the world by Times Higher Education

October 4, 2017



The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto has been named the 11th best educational institute in the world by the Times Higher Education (THE).

It’s the first time in the history of the world’s most influential university ranking that education has been included as a category.

“We are thrilled to see OISE recognized as a leader in education,” said OISE Dean Glen Jones. “Our faculty, programs and research have a profound impact in education around the world, and acknowledgement of this in the Times Higher Education inspires to continue pushing boundaries and make a difference.”

President of the Graduate Students’ Association, Mama Adobea Nii Owoo, came to OISE from Ghana roughly one year ago. She says the high ranking is a reminder that she made the right choice.

"OISE immerses you in a diverse pool of faculty and scholars who share a mutual drive for progressing educational values through authentic research,” she said. “At the core of our interactions, our candid conversations and curiosities help us advance more humane systems for developing wholesome communities of learning around the world." 

World-renown scholar and social justice education professor George Dei said such recognition is important and “bears testimony to some of the excellent work in education” taking place at OISE.

“This recognition is something for us to be proud of. However, our work is not done. We must see it as a privilege to work here and to shoulder the responsibilities of helping provide education to a diverse, complex and contentious world. In particular, we need to continue to be accountable to our communities. Our individual and collective scholarship, research and teaching should make a difference in the lives of others.”


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