University of Toronto

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The University of Toronto is a public research universityin Toronto, Ontario situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It wasfounded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution ofhigher learning in the colony of Upper Canada. Originally controlled by theChurch of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 uponbecoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelvecolleges that differ in character and history, each retaining substantialautonomy on financial and institutional affairs. It has two satellite campuseslocated in Scarborough and Mississauga.Academically, the University of Toronto is noted forinfluential movements and curricula in literary criticism and communicationtheory, known collectively as the Toronto School. The university was thebirthplace of insulin and stem cell research, and was the site of the firstpractical electron microscope, the development of multi-touch technology, theidentification of Cygnus X-1 as a black hole, and the theory of NPcompleteness. By a significant margin, it receives the most annual researchfunding of any Canadian university. It is one of two members of the Associationof American Universities located outside the United States.

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school: University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario, Canada