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McMaster ranks among the best

October 17, 2012

Danelle D'Alvise, Research Communications

McMaster University has ranked among the country’s best yet again, placing sixth in the 2011 list of Canada's top 50 research universities, a position the University has maintained for the fifth year in a row.

The University also ranks among the top five universities in research intensity, averaging $248,600 per full-time faculty member, well above the national average of $174,200 per faculty.

The rankings – compiled by Research Infosource – are based on a number of measures, including sponsored research income from both government and non-government sources, as well as research output and impact.

“McMaster’s reputation as a research powerhouse is well-deserved,” said Mo Elbestawi, vice-president, research and international affairs. “Our talented faculty not only attract significant funding, they also rank among the best in their respective fields because of the quantity and impact of their publications.”

McMaster attracted more than $325-million in sponsored research income in 2011, based on financial data obtained from Statistics Canada.