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McMaster one of the world’s Top 75 universities

by Research & Innovation

September 11, 2019

For the first time since 2012, McMaster is ranked among the top 75 universities in the world.

The university is ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings released today in Switzerland, advancing five spots over last year and one of only four Canadian universities in the world’s top 75. It’s the first time McMaster has cracked the top 75 since the change in rankings methodology in the early part of this decade.

“To be among the world’s top 75 universities is a significant achievement for our faculty and students,” says David Farrar, McMaster’s acting president.

“While rankings are snapshots in time, today’s result is part of a compelling and growing trendline as McMaster continues to rise globally.”

The world ranking success is just the latest in a steady cadence of global recognition for McMaster.

Earlier this year, Times Higher Education ranked McMaster as second in the world for its impact at home and globally.

In 2018, THE awarded the university its Global Teaching Excellence Award.

In the 2019 Academic Rankings of World Universities, McMaster was one of only four Canadian universities in the top 100.

For the past two years, McMaster has been named Canada’s most research-intensive university by Research InfoSource.

In the world rankings released today, McMaster’s rise is the most significant of the four Canadian universities in the top 75 and its success is fuelled by the university’s impactful research, teaching performance, growth in research citations and stronger partnerships with industry.

This story was originally posted on the Daily News on September 11, 2019.