McMaster rises in global rankings of best universities

September 16, 2014
    'Global rankings reflect a specific period in time but are helpful indicators of progress,' says President Patrick Deane. The University’s strong academic reputation, its faculty to student ratio and McMaster’s reputation with employers helped boost this year’s ranking.

McMaster continues to place among the world’s top universities, rising in the latest global rankings that weigh a variety of factors including reputation and quality of teaching and learning.

The QS World University rankings place McMaster at 113th in its global list. That’s up from 140th position in last year’s rankings.

The University’s strong academic reputation, its faculty to student ratio and McMaster’s reputation with employers helped boost this year’s ranking.

“Global rankings reflect a specific period in time but are helpful indicators of progress,” says President Patrick Deane. “Everyone at McMaster — our students, faculty and staff — is working together to provide the highest quality education, attract and retain the world’s best faculty and conduct research of worldwide impact. This ranking, and those others recently released, reflects the success of the community as we continue to strengthen one of the world’s best universities.”

Within Canada, McMaster is ranked 6th when compared to other universities across the country. Several faculties are ranked in the top 10 including Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.

This is the tenth year of the QS World University Rankings. The ranking authors collect 90,000 survey responses, consider over 3,000 universities and evaluate over 850 institutions around the world.

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