Since 1887,McMaster University has been dedicated to the cultivation of human potential, a commitment we demonstrate every day through our ground-breaking approaches to teaching and learning and our world-class, interdisciplinary research. 

One of only four Canadian universities consistently ranked in the world’s top 100, McMaster has a proud tradition of academic and research excellence, evidenced by the achievements of ourbest and brightest whose ranks include three Nobel Prize winners, global business leaders, technological innovators, prominent politicians, public intellectuals, philanthropists and performers. 

With students and faculty from well over 90 countries worldwide and 70 international exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. It is the only Canadian host site of a United Nations University (The Institute for Water, Environment and Health- UNU-INWEH) and are committed to engaging in issues that affect not only Canada, but the world. In addition toMcMaster’s renowned medical school, its professional schools in the Faculties of  Engineering andBusiness are complemented by its commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties ofHumanities,  Social Sciences, and  Science. 

Research Strengths 

  • Addressing the Growing Burden of Chronic Disease 
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing 
  • Aging Across the Life Span 
  • Data, Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Society 
  • Environment and Energy 
  • Equitable, Prosperous and Sustainable Societies 
  • Understanding and Responding to Infectious Disease 
  • Indigenous Knowledge and Research 


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