U of T’s relationship with the United Kingdom goes back to 1827 when King’s College, the precursor to U of T, was granted its royal charter by King George IV. Nearly two centuries later, the UK is a hub of research and student mobility activity for U of T. The exchange partnerships with University College London, King’s College London, the University of Glasgow, the University of Manchester and the University of Edinburgh are among the most active at U of T. Additionally, U of T’s students are regularly selected as Rhodes Scholars at Oxford University. Since the inception of the prestigious scholarship in 1902, U of T has sent 89 Scholars.
The UK is U of T’s 2nd largest research partner by number of co-authored publications. Top areas for joint publication include medicine, astronomy and physics, biochemistry, earth and planetary sciences, and neuroscience. U of T’s Faculty of Medicine has over 100 funded research ties with UK institutions and outside of Medicine, U of T maintains formal partnerships with 21 UK institutions. These include 13 of the 24 members of the Russell Group of Universities, an association of the leading UK higher education institutions committed to maintaining the best in research and teaching.
Please note: The country and institutional pages on this website provide but a snapshot of the rich and deep relationships that the U of T community enjoys with many countries, institutions, communities and partners around the world.