Hamilton’s McMaster University gets top marks in new research intensity report


Published January 25, 2022 at 11:26 am

Researcher Ali Ashkar, Professor, Pathology and Molecular Medicine Graduate student Sophie Poznanski PhD Candidate looking at sample. According to the 2021 Research Infosource rankings released today, McMaster placed first in graduate student research intensity. (McMaster University photo)

Hamilton’s McMaster University earned high rankings on a 2021 list of the country’s most research-intensive universities.

According to the Research Infosource rankings, Mac placed first in graduate student research intensity – averaging $68,900 per graduate student, and as second in faculty research intensity – averaging $369,400 per faculty member. Both numbers are significantly above the national average ($48K and $271K, respectively).

McMaster also placed third among medical schools with a total sponsored research income of $353.5 million.

The rankings measure research income and intensity, along with publications in leading journals, and publication impact and intensity.

“Our world-class researchers continue to attract like-minded and equally-talented graduate students,” said David Farrar, McMaster’s president. “Collectively, our research teams are making discoveries and advancing knowledge in every discipline, and their contributions are creating fundamental and positive changes for societies the world over.”

McMaster earned the second spot in the corporate research income category after attracting more than $112 million from its industry partners in 2021.

Hamilton's McMaster University gets top marks in new research intensity report

“The pandemic has made for a bit of a different funding landscape, yet our researchers continue to garner significant funding from all sources,” says, Karen Mossman, vice-president, research. “It’s a testament to their excellence and a key indicator of the trust our partners place in our research.”

Research Infosource figures are based on 2020 financial data obtained from Statistics Canada.

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