McMaster University

McMaster has a well-deserved reputation as a centre of excellence for discovery and innovation, with research output rivalling universities more than twice our size. Consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities and a leader in corporate-sponsored research income, we’re home to more than 70 research centres and institutes. We are committed to knowledge and technology transfer, partnering with industry, and creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among our researchers and students. The “McMaster Model” of problem-based learning continues to change the way professors teach and students learn at universities around the world.

Research and Learning Environment
Our research-focused, student-centred approach means we inspire critical thinking and personal growth and push the boundaries of knowledge to prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. We’re the only Canadian university to give Indigenous students from across the country an early taste of graduate student life, in our labs, libraries, and in the field.  The  Indigenous  Undergraduate Summer Research Scholars program pairs students with research supervisors from a variety of disciplines, while incorporating Indigenous studies and cultural activities.

International Engagement
McMaster engages in hundreds of international partnerships around the world, including student exchange agreements with top-tier universities, and major research collaborations with countries in every hemisphere. Our Population Health Research Institute has more than 200,000 participants enrolled worldwide in more than 70 research studies and has over 1,500 centres in 86 countries on all inhabited continents. We are North America’s only institution to host a United Nations University: The Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).


Core Research Strengths: 
Healthy Aging
Advanced Manufacturing
Antimicrobial resistance/infectious diseases
Population health/clinical trials
Smart, sustainable cities
Economics and public policy