Aug.30, 2005

McMaster named one of world's Top 100 universities

Hamilton, ON - McMaster University has been named one of the Top 100 universities in the world, one of only four Canadian universities to make the list.

The annual poll, published by China’s Shanghai Jiao Tong University, is based on several criteria pertaining to academic and research performance, including Nobel prize winners, frequently cited researchers, scholarly articles that appear in Nature and Science, and the per capita performance of the institution. Complete methodology details are available online.

“Of the four Canadian universities who rank in the top 100, ours is the only medium-sized university – we continue to punch above our weight,” says Mamdouh Shoukri, vice-president of research and international affairs. “It’s both gratifying and exciting to see that McMaster is counted among the world’s best, a testament to the quality of our researchers and the University’s academic tradition of excellence.”

A high ranking in the survey is considered a huge boost to a university because it captures the attention of potential faculty and student recruits from around the world.

McMaster is listed 90th in the world ranking, and 55th in the regional ranking (which includes North and Latin American universities). The other Canadian universities on the list were University of British Columbia, McGill University, and University of Toronto.

McMaster University, named Canada’s Research University of the Year by Research InfoSource, has world-renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities. McMaster's culture of innovation fosters a commitment to discovery and learning in teaching, research and scholarship. Based in Hamilton, the University has a student population of more than 23,000, and an alumni population of more than 115,000 in 128 countries.