Canadian provinces and territories are responsible for education. According to a 2012 NBC report, Canada is the most educated country in the world. The universities of Canada are among some of the top universities in the world; the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, the University of Alberta and McGill University are all ranked in the global top 50 in the 2013 QS World University Rankings, with university of Toronto ranked seventeenth.
The total numbers of universities in Canada are more than a few 100. This includes one of the world’s best institutions. Canada has had a total of 23 Nobel Prize winners to-date, with few of the recent winners Alice Munro (Literature, 2013), Ralph M. Steinman (Physiology or Medicine, 2011) and Willard S. Boyle (Physics, 2009).