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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.


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 area

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 440th174th380th21st
Arts and Humanities 303rd130th271st15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 428th219th367th15th
Business, Management and Accounting 361st111th288th17th
Chemistry 362nd186th293rd14th
Computer Science 414th156th318th23rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 438th194th370th31st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 422nd137th352nd21st
Energy 450th165th339th24th
Engineering 423rd169th326th20th
Environmental Science 344th120th259th11th
Mathematics 410th149th315th13th
Medicine 164th97th147th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 515th250th427th21st
Physics and Astronomy 460th201st389th22nd
Psychology 169th93rd159th9th
Social Sciences 268th96th224th13th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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