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Institutional Priorities and Strategic Goals: 2021-2022

McMaster Institutional Priorities and Strategic Goals

McMaster University continues to earn its international reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and learning, innovation, and creativity.

This year, McMaster was again ranked one of only two universities in Ontario and one of only four in Canada among the world’s top 100 universities (Times Higher Education).

McMaster University continues to rank among the country’s most research-intensive universities – for both graduate students and faculty members – in the annual ranking of the country’s top 50 research universities. Research Infosource 2021 ranked McMaster first in graduate student research intensity and second in faculty research intensity.

We serve our community and society by nurturing and supporting the fulfillment of human potential: inspiring creativity and critical thinking, promoting an enduring love of learning and the habit of inquiry, and undertaking innovative research that extends the boundaries and enhances the efficacy of knowledge. We are committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being, and ultimately to creating a brighter world for all.

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Institutional Priorities and Strategic Goals 2021-2022
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