McMaster University has earned the 23rd spot in the clinical, pre-clinical and health category of the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The university retains its place in this category from last year, after moving up from the 27th spot in the 2017 international ranking.
The top three universities in the category were Oxford, Harvard and Cambridge. McMaster is the second Canadian academic institution, after the University of Toronto, for these subjects.
The category looked at the learning environment; research volume, income and reputation; citations that show research influence; the international outlook for staff, students and research, and the innovation shown by industry income.
"The Times Higher Education World University Rankings again confirm what many already know about the calibre of health education and research at McMaster University," said Paul O'Byrne, dean and vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
"This ranking is, above all, a testament to the commitment of our faculty members, staff and students to fostering academic excellence."
Overall, McMaster University is ranked 77th among more than 1,250 universities measured by the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.