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McMaster is highly ranked by Times Higher Education, QS, Shanghai Jiao Tong, CWS Leiden, Maclean’s magazine and others. Learn more about our consistently high performance and international reputation when it comes to global impact, teaching, research, top 100 programs, equity, diversity and sustainability.

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World Ranking 

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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Learn More

McMaster ranked 30th in the world and 8th in Canada by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

SDG 3: McMaster ranks #15 globally and #1 in Canada Learn More

McMaster researcher Gerry Wright is a trailblazer in antimicrobial discovery, leading the global fight against superbugs and antibiotic resistance. He leads a global network that is working to prevent future pandemics as part of SDG 3.

SDG 17: McMaster ranks #27 globally and #1 in Canada Learn More

SDG 17 is about strengthening global partnerships to support and implement the goals. To this McMaster physician, that means making evidence accessible to those with the power to act on it. 

SDG 1 No Poverty

SDG 1: McMaster ranks #28 globally and #6 in Canada Learn More

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is about ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. Learn how a McMaster business professor is helping.

SDG 10: McMaster ranks #35 globally and #2 in Canada Learn More

Sustainable Development Goal 10 is a call to action to reduce inequalities within and among countries. The United Nations has appointed this McMaster expert to help.

SDG 9: McMaster ranks #53 globally and #4 in Canada Learn More

SDG 9 is about finding innovative solutions to build resilient infrastructure and promote sustainable industrialization. Here’s how a McMaster business professor is working on making ecommerce logistics better for communities, the environment and the economy.

SDG 8: McMaster ranks #68 globally and #3 in Canada Learn More

Sustained and inclusive economic growth can create decent jobs for all. Find out how a McMaster health sciences researcher is driving progress on SDG 8.

Clinical & Health Rankings

THE World University

McMaster is ranked #36 in the world in Clinical and Health by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

Maclean's University

McMaster was ranked #4 in Canada in the “medical-doctoral” category by Maclean’s University Rankings 2024. (Universities in this category have a broad range of research opportunities and PhD programs, as well as medical schools).

Top Performing Indicators: Student Services (ranked 1st), Medical/Science Grants (ranked 2nd), Total Research Dollars (ranked 2nd) and Library Acquisitions (ranked 2nd).

QS World University

McMaster is ranked #33 in Nursing, #43 in Medicine, #44 in Anatomy & Physiology and #55 in the “Broad Subject Area” of Life Sciences & Medicine by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Subject Rankings

QS World University

McMaster is ranked #32 in Sports-Related Subjects by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024. 

THE World University

McMaster is ranked #105 in the world in Life Sciences by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

Academic Rankings of World Universities

McMaster was ranked #39 in the world in Clinical Medicine by the ShanghaiRankings Consultancy Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU) 2023.