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McMaster Engineering disciplines ranked among the world’s best July 30, 2018

ShanghaiRanking, a top higher education ranking, rated 16 McMaster Engineering academic disciplines among the best in the world.

The Faculty climbed in global rankings with the civil engineering program securing the 30th spot, metallurgical jumping to 45th, and transportation science and technology landing 49th. Computer science & engineering was rated within the top 51-75 and water resources, telecommunications and electrical & electronic engineering made the top 101-150.

Also, a number of McMaster Engineering programs appeared on the list for the first time this year including biomedical engineering, which was among the top 201-300.

ShanghaiRanking 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 54 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences.

“This year’s ranking is a reflection of the creativity of our faculty members and the impact of their research, the support provided by our staff, and our thriving culture of engaged students who translate ideas into innovations,” said Ishwar K. Puri, McMaster’s Dean of Engineering.   

“Due to robust partnerships with industry and startups, the research intensity of the Faculty is among the highest in Canada.” 

ShanghaiRanking began publishing Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects in 2017.