McMaster Engineering ranked among the world's best

July 7, 2017

McMaster Engineering academic disciplines rated among the best in the world in a top higher education ranking.

The Faculty’s civil engineering program is ranked 29th in the world, and metallurgical engineering, computer science and engineering, and transportation science and technology programs are all ranked within the top 75 around the globe, according to the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, which was released on June 28.

Also rated within the top 101-150 programs in the world are the Faculty’s water resources and telecommunication engineering disciplines. ShanghaiRankings uses a series of indicators, such as number of overall papers, citations in top journals, international collaborations and other metrics to determine standings.

More than 4,000 universities are ranked in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

“The latest ShanghaiRanking of engineering disciplines provides evidence of the impact of the Faculty’s Innovation from Excellence initiative,” said Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster’s Dean of Engineering.  “Our global and national ranks in several disciplines have improved considerably.”

“Our research programs are being strengthened, enhanced and rejuvenated through focused clustering initiatives and faculty hiring,” said Puri. “We provide more mentoring for teaching and learning, and research than before.  However, to improve further, we must remain diligent, using consistent metrics and benchmarks, to recruit, mentor, reward and promote faculty and staff members, and students.”

ShanghaiRanking began publishing Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects in 2009.

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