McMaster ranked among top research universities in Canada


McMaster University has ranked among the country’s top research universities in the 2015 Research Infosource Inc. rankings released today.

The university outpaced its peers across the country in two categories which measured corporate research income over the last five years. McMaster placed first in both total corporate income at $588.7 million and total corporate research income as a percentage of total university income at 35 percent.

The ranking also places McMaster third in Canada and second in Ontario in research intensity, averaging $339,500 per faculty member – nearly double the national average – and eighth overall in total research income, bringing in some $310.6 million.

McMaster’s acting vice-president of research, Allison Sekuler, says the results speak to the talented faculty who, through their commitment to excellence, continue to secure research grants across the disciplines and ensure their research is being put in to practice through their work with industry partners.

“Our rankings across the board are a testament to the outstanding faculty who call McMaster home,” said Sekuler, who notes there’s far more to the story than the funding McMaster researchers attract.

“Well beyond the success in research income are the outcomes from McMaster research. It’s how our faculty and students use their research to advance society – whether that’s through the creation of new knowledge, policies, products, technologies or services – their work is making a huge difference and having a profound impact on the lives of Canadians.”

Research Infosource figures are based on 2014 financial data obtained from Statistics Canada.

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