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Foundation: 1887

Mission: At McMaster, our purpose is the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge. In our teaching, research and scholarship, we are committed to creativity, innovation and excellence. We value integrity, quality, inclusiveness and teamwork in everything we do. We inspire critical thinking, personal growth and a passion for lifelong learning. We serve the social, cultural and economic needs of our community and our society.

Vision: To achieve international distinction for creativity, innovation, and excellence.

Subordinate organizations:

  • McMaster University Medical Centre
  • Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute
Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1571st302nd1078th35th
Arts and Humanities +309th107th274th14th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 702nd257th526th16th
Business, Management and Accounting 332nd75th234th15th
Chemistry 1046th287th720th25th
Computer Science 715th199th482nd24th
Dentistry 468th91st331st9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1421st257th895th26th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 653rd117th430th20th
Energy 962nd198th549th23rd
Engineering +573rd162nd361st13th
Environmental Science 1396th267th816th28th
Mathematics 966th227th634th31st
Medicine +147th75th122nd6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 935th263rd649th15th
Physics and Astronomy 1124th273rd775th28th
Psychology 136th75th127th9th
Social Sciences +234th90th188th13th
Veterinary 363rd89th234th9th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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