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McMaster places second in world for global impactApril 3, 2019

McMaster University has placed second in the world in a new international ranking that recognizes the impact universities are making in their own countries and on a global scale.

McMaster University has placed second in the world in a new international ranking that recognizes the impact universities are making in their own countries and on a global scale. The Times Higher Education Impact ranking is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations which are designed to address the most serious challenges of our time.

McMaster has been recognized for its deep commitment to the development goals including good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, building sustainable cities and communities, achieving gender equity and revitalizing global partnerships.

More than 500 universities from 80 countries participated in the ranking.

“We are a global university and it is our responsibility to find ways to help people and our societies improve and benefit from research and education,” says McMaster president Patrick Deane. “We need our world to be more sustainable, more diverse, with less poverty and more opportunity. The United Nations SDGs give us a framework that supports these goals and an impetus to focus our collective efforts."

While McMaster was ranked second overall, it received specific rankings in each of the development goals:

 #1 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

 #2 – Good Health and Well-Being

#14 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

#16 – Partnership for the Goals

#68 – Gender Equality

“This ranking speaks to the very core of what we value as a university. Our purpose is to advance human and societal health and well-being, and we do that in the way we teach and the impact of our research and community involvement,” says David Farrar, provost and vice-president academic at McMaster.

For more information on the THE University Impact Rankings please visit: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/rankings/impact/2019

McMaster Fast Facts

  • Named Canada’s most research-intensive university in the Research Infosource annual rankings
  • Ranked 77th in the World University Rankings published by Times Higher Education
  • Winner of the prestigious Global Teaching Excellence Award from the Higher Education Academy in partnership with Times Higher Education

This article originally appeared in the Daily News.