University of Toronto

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<!-- This article is about the main campus (also known as St. George or downtown campus) of the University of Toronto. Respective information on the other campuses can be found and edited in the articles of University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough. -->The University of Toronto (U of T,<!-- Do not add UT, since it is used as a part of longer abbreviations, such as UTM, UTSC, and UTSU, but not as a standalone abbreviation --> UToronto, or simply Toronto) is a public<!-- Public universities are public-assisted in nature --> research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelve colleges that differ in character and history, each retaining substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs.

Academically, the University of Toronto is noted for influential movements and curricula in literary criticism and communication theory, known collectively as the Toronto School. The university was the birthplace of insulin and stem cell research, and was the site of the first practical electron microscope, the development of multi-touch technology, the identification of Cygnus X-1 as a black hole,...
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