McMaster rises in global rankings, improves position within top 100


McMaster has once again earned a highly sought-after spot in a prestigious ranking of the world’s best universities, improving its position in this year’s Academic Rankings of World Universities.

McMaster places 83rd in the world in the rankings published each August by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This is an improvement of 13 spots over last year, when McMaster was ranked 96th.

This year’s ranking of 83rd is the highest the University has ever placed. McMaster has consistently ranked among the top 100 in the world since 2003, when the ARWU was first published. More than 1,200 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 500 are published on its website.

“The improvement in rankings reflects the hard work of our students, faculty and staff who every day are focused on the highest quality education, research and community engagement,” says President Patrick Deane. “This achievement is an important affirmation of our efforts across the University to continuously improve and enhance McMaster, while contributing to the health and wellbeing of our city, country and world.”

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

It uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Thomson Reuters, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.

The three other Canadian universities among the top 100 in this year’s ARWU are the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia and McGill University.

Visit Academic Ranking of World Universities for more information.


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