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 our  best and brightest  whose ranks include three Nobel Prize winners, global business leaders, technological innovators, prominent politicians, public intellectuals, philanthropists and performers. 

A one-hour drive from Toronto and a one-hour flight from major American hubs New York City, Washington D.C and Chicago, our campus is located in the heart of one of the most vibrant and multicultural regions of North America. 

The McMaster community includes 28,290 undergraduate students, 4,857 graduate students, 1,011 full-time faculty and 170,654 alumni, based in 137 countries worldwide. With students and faculty from well over 90 countries worldwide and 70 international exchange agreements in place, we celebrate diversity and welcome international perspectives. We are 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. 

Ground-breaking teaching and learning 

In addition to  McMaster’s renowned medical school, our professional schools in the Faculties of  Engineering  and  Business  are complemented by our commitment to teaching and research in the Faculties of  Humanities,  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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