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Top 75 in the World

Consistently ranked in the world’s Top 100, McMaster placed 72nd out of more than 1,300 institutions and fourth in Canada in the 2020 Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. This also places McMaster at 50th globally among publicly funded institutions. Our standing puts us in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide.

World Rankings
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17th in the World for Global Impact

McMaster ranked 17th in the world — and first in North America — for the social and economic impact of our work, according to Times Higher Education’s new global rankings based on the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. McMaster topped the list in the Decent Work and Economic Growth category and ranked second in the Good Health and Well-being category, reflecting our work as a top diversity employer, our 430 international projects and our 2,000 partnerships around the globe.

Impact Rankings
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Teaching Excellence

For our commitment to high-quality instruction, McMaster was recognized with the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. Judges singled out McMaster for our strong vision and commitment to high-quality teaching and global engagement through international partnerships and programs, and opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning.

Teaching Excellence
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Research Intensity

McMaster has been named Canada’s most research-intensive institution for three years in a row by Toronto-based Research Infosource. Our researchers attract an average of $439,500 in research income per full-time faculty member, more than double the national average. In the Medical-Doctoral category, McMaster ranked second, earning us the Research University of the Year designation.

Research Intensity
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World-class Research Innovators

McMaster counts four Nobel Prize laureates among our alumni and faculty, as well as 129 endowed chairs and professorships, 70 Canada Research Chairs, six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Industrial Research Chairs, two Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chairs, two Ontario Research Chairs and one Canada 150 Research Chair.

Research & Innovation
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Global Rankings at a Glance

McMaster is highly ranked by Times Higher Education, QS, Shanghai Jiao Tong, CWS Leiden, Maclean’s magazine and others. Learn more about our consistently high performance and international reputation when it comes to global impact, teaching, research, top 100 programs, equity, diversity and sustainability.

McMaster Rankings