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McMaster University is one of only two Ontario universities that is ranked within the world’s top 100. We are Canada’s most research-intensive university and our teaching, learning and research mandates are deeply integrated at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With strengths across many disciplines, McMaster is a globally ranked leader in health sciences and renowned for our integration of research into a personalized and innovative teaching environment. McMaster’s history is inspiring and our aspirations are high as we aim to strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading universities in advancing human and societal health and well-being.

  • McMaster’s 2017 world ranking jumped from 83 to 66 in the highly respected Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.  When considering only publicly funded universities, McMaster rises to 48th place in the world.
  • McMaster has been ranked 78th in the world by the Times Higher Education’s influential World University Rankings, jumping 35 spots from the previous year – the biggest improvement of any of the institutions listed among the top 100 in the world.
  • McMaster’s DeGroote School of Medicine placed 37th in Medicine and 19th in the world in Nursing in the 2018 QS World University Subject Rankings.
  • The QS subject ranking placed McMaster Kinesiology 21st in the world in its 2018 Global Ranking of Sports/Health Related programs
  • McMaster is a research powerhouse, home to 70 research centres and institutes, 113 endowed chairs, 70 Canada Research Chairs, 12 endowed professorships, six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chairs, three Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chairs, and one Canada Excellence Research Chair.
  • In the fall 2017 results from Research InfoSource, McMaster placed first in the country among Canada’s top research-intensive universities, averaging $405,300 per faculty member, more than double the national average.