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McMaster ranked among Canada's best for research. November 3, 2011

McMaster University is ranked second overall in research intensity in the annual "Top 50 Research Universities"

In the annual "Top 50 Research Universities", McMaster University has ranked second overall in research intensity and maintained its spot of sixth overall in Canada.

The survey by Research Infosource ranks Canada's universities based on sponsored research income from both government and non-government sources. McMaster attracted more than $395-million in 2010, an increase of almost $20-million, based on financial data obtained from Statistics Canada.

Mo Elbestawi, Vice-President, Research & International Affairs, noted that when compared to its peers in the Medical/Doctoral category (full-service universities with a medical school) McMaster placed fifth in Canada, a position that the University has held for the past three years.

"These rankings confirm that our researchers are among the country's best. That our University continues to be ranked so highly for each measure - whether it's the research income each of our faculty attracts, or the impact of their publications - McMaster continues to lead the way as a medium-sized university that packs a powerful research punch," said Elbestawi.

The Research Universities of the Year rankings try to obtain a balanced picture of how universities perform by taking into account both financial input and research output and impact measures. The financial input measures are: total sponsored research income and research intensity. The research output and impact measures are: total number of publications, publication intensity and publication impact.

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