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McMaster ranked top Canadian university for health

Published: October 5, 2012
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McMaster University has been ranked number one in Canada and 14th in the world for its Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine and health programs.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings released this week posted McMaster University as 14th among the top 50 universities in the world for clinical and health subjects. The next Canadian university in the category was McGill University at 18th.

McMaster's top ranking among Canadian medical schools is particularly gratifying, said John Kelton, dean and vice-president, Faculty of Health Sciences and dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster.

"We strive to be the best in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, and in integrating these with the needs of our community," he said. "This ranking validates our long and continuing history of innovation, and will inspire us to do even better."

He added: "For McMaster to pull past such American powerhouses as the University of Michigan, Cornell or Columbia University is also validation of the excellence that we've all known is happening here in Hamilton."

The ranking was based on its ratings for teaching; research; industry income; international outlook and citations or the number of times professors' work is referenced by others in their field.

Overall, McMaster ranked in the top 100, in the 88th place in the rankings produced with Thomson Reuters.

Provost David Wilkinson said the numbers continue to show McMaster is broadly considered one of the world's top universities.

"McMaster has place consistently among the world's top 200 universities — and is regularly ranked in the upper 100 of that group. We are proud to be there, especially considering that there are approximately 17,000 universities in the world," Wilkinson said.


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