McMaster University consistently ranks among the world’s Top 100 universities (#94 is 2015-16 Times Higher Education Rankings and #83 in 2016 Shanghai Jiaotong Rankings). McMaster University pursues a value-added approach to internationalization informed by our motivation to:
- Cooperate for peaceful coexistence and mutual benefit;
- Meet international demand for the University’s expertise in research and education; and
- Fulfil the civic mission of the University.
Our international strategy is further articulated in our McMaster Model for Global Engagement: A Strategy Document.
The Office of International Affairs implements our internationalization strategy via the facilitation of exchange agreements, establishment of institutional linkages and coordination of externally funded international projects and programs. The Office of International Affairs reports to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and receives strategic guidance from the International Strategy Advisory Group which has representation from across the University.
October 24, 2016, The Office of International Affairs
On October 18th a 37-person delegation of university faculty and senior administrators from the southernmost Brazilian region of Rio Grande do Sul met with a range of McMaster leaders to explore the potential for future partnerships. The Brazilian visitors were organized under the auspices of the Consórcio das Universidades Comunitárias Gaúchas (COMUNG), a university consortium representing 15 universities with more than 200,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in southern Brazil.
September 15, 2016, Office of International Affairs
It is my great pleasure to announce the launch of Round 3 of the International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF). The IIMF is intended to provide small investments in first-time international research contacts or initiatives, typically originated by individual faculty members. It is meant to reduce the threshold to international research activities and serve as seed funding, ideally leading to joint projects and international partnerships.
August 9, 2016, Daily News
Since arriving at McMaster from Shanghai a month ago, Edward Sun says he’s experienced a lot of ‘firsts.’
His first time traveling outside of Asia; his first time visiting Niagara Falls; his first time eating poutine (which has now become his favourite food); and his first time speaking English with confidence.
Sun is one of about 280 international students on campus for SummerESL@Mac, a program that offers students between the ages of 14-20 a chance to improve their English language skills, while providing opportunities to experience the post-secondary environment and explore Canadian culture on campus, in the Hamilton community, and in the surrounding region.
July 4, 2016, Daily News
Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President, International, recently released The McMaster Model for Global Engagement: A Strategy Document which outlines several key principles and strategic elements intended to guide the development of international activities at McMaster.
Mascher sat down with the Daily News to talk about this new document and to expand on what global engagement means at McMaster:
Why do you think global engagement is such a critical part of a university education?
June 29, 2016, Daily News
McMaster has developed a new framework to guide the university’s approach to global engagement.
Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President, International, recently released The McMaster Model for Global Engagement: A Strategy Document which outlines several key principles and strategic elements intended to inform the development of international activities at McMaster.
May 26, 2016, The Daily News
A delegation of Canadian university leaders including McMaster's Acting Vice-President Research Allison Sekuler was in the Netherlands this week to explore further partnership opportunities between the two countries and share best practices in university research and innovation.
From May 23 to 26, presidents and senior representatives from 14 Canadian universities met with Dutch counterparts, government officials and private sector stakeholders. Canada is a preferred partner in higher education for the Netherlands.
May 24, 2016, Office of International Affairs
McMaster’s Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, Peter Mascher recently joined Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on a week-long trade mission to Israel and the West Bank. McMaster was among a select group of universities taking part in the mission, which focused on reinforcing Ontario's place as a leading centre for innovation in the sciences and the knowledge economy, as well as establishing stronger ties with notable universities in the region. During his visit to the West Bank, Mascher was also joined by Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education in Palestine, Reza Moridi, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and the Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority, Katherine Verrier-Fréchette.
May 19, 2016, The Office of International Affairs
A new scholarship, sponsored by McMaster in collaboration with the Daughters for Life Foundation, is offering exceptional young women from the Middle East a chance for a post-secondary education they would not otherwise receive. Each year, a female student from the region will be awarded a full undergraduate scholarship at the University.
McMaster’s Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, announced the scholarship with Daughters for Life founder, Izzeldin Abuelaish while in Ramallah during a mission to Israel and the West Bank led by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
May 18, 2016, Daily News
McMaster is exploring Research and Development (R&D) and commercialization opportunities in Israel–widely described as a “start-up nation”– as part of a week-long business mission to the Middle East led by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Earlier this week, McMaster’s Associate Vice-President International Affairs, Peter Mascher signed memoranda of understanding with two of Israel’s leading post-secondary institutions, Hebrew University (HU) of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University, where he was joined by Jeffrey Wagman and Stephen Adler, Chairman and Executive Director of Canadian Friends of Tel Aviv University, respectively.
May 12, 2016, Daily News
McMaster’s Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, Peter Mascher, will join Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on a week-long business mission to Israel and the West Bank.
McMaster is among a select group of Universities taking part in the mission, which will focus on establishing Ontario as a top innovation and knowledge economy partner in life sciences and as an investment destination for businesses.
April 5, 2016, DAAD North AmericaMcMaster University was pleased to welcome a delegation including representatives from the German Embassy in Ottawa, the German Consulate in Toronto and both DAAD'sNew York and Toronto offices on March 30th. German Consul General Mr. Walter Stechel, Dr. Nina Lemmens (DAAD New York) and Mr. Marcus Stadthaus (First Secretary (Science, Energy, Environment), German Embassy Ottawa) met with President Dr. Patrick Deane, Acting Vice-President Research Dr. Alison Sekuler and Associate Vice-President International Dr. Peter Mascher. They were joined by the Directors of our Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (BEAM) Centre, a joint effort between McMaster and the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology. For more information please read DAAD Toronto's most recent newsletter.
March 18, 2016, Office of International Affairs
As part of McMaster’s ongoing academic engagement in Israel and the West Bank, Dr. Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President of International Affairs was welcomed by Dr. Sabri Saidam, Minister of Education and Higher Education for the Palestinian Authority during a recent visit to the region.
Dr. Mascher was joined by the Representative of Canada to the Palestinian Authority, Katherine Verrier-Fréchette, and the Head of the Political Section at the Representative Office of Canada, Sidney Fisher. Also present from Palestinian Authority were the Acting Director, International and General Relations, Nisreen Yasser Amro, and the Director, International Relations, Nadim Mkhalfeh.
February 2, 2016, Daily News
McMaster University’s Associate Vice-President, International Affairs Peter Mascher is among a select number of delegates currently travelling with Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne on a week-long business and higher education mission to India. During the first stop in New Delhi, McMaster signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with two of India’s top research institutions: the Indian Institute of Technology (ITT) Kanpur, and the ITT Roorkee.
December 15, 2015, Daily News
Working with experts in China to make wearable technologies more efficient. Establishing an archaeological project in Bolivia. Collecting tumour tissue samples to learn more about breast cancer in women of African ancestry. These are just some of the 19 projects that recently received funding in the second round of the International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF), which is administered through the Office of International Affairs and provides seed funding to kick-start international partnerships and joint international research activities.
November 30, 2015, Daily News
McMaster University has entered into memoranda of understanding with some of China’s leading universities while at a research and development summit held earlier this month in Nanjing, China.
The summit, which was co-chaired by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Jiangsu Province party secretary Luo Zhijun, included representatives from the Jiangsu Province Department of Education, the presidents of several leading universities in China and a delegation from the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).
October 1, 2015, Daily News
McMaster has maintained its position among the top 100 universities in the world according to the latest Times Higher Education rankings released Wednesday.
The rankings once again place McMaster 94th in the world, making it one of only four Canadian universities in the top 100.
September 2, 2015, Daily News
A second round of funds is now available to McMaster researchers seeking to explore new international research partnerships. The International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF) is intended to provide seed-funding for first-time international research contacts or initiatives, typically originated by individual faculty members.
A second round of funds is now available to McMaster researchers seeking to explore new international research partnerships.
The International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF) is intended to provide seed-funding for first-time international research contacts or initiatives, typically originated by individual faculty members.
August 24, 2015, Daily News
McMaster University has once again been named among the top 100 universities in the world by a prestigious international ranking system. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), published each August by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, has ranked McMaster 96th in the world.
August 20, 2015, Daily News
McMaster continues to work toward developing strategic research connections between the University and Israel.
Rafael Barak, Ambassador of Israel to Canada and DJ Schneeweiss, Israeli Consul General to Toronto and Western Canada, recently spent the day at McMaster, meeting with University leaders to discuss ways to create deeper research and academic collaborations between McMaster and some of Israel’s leading post-secondary institutions.
June 30, 2015, Daily News
McMaster has taken another step toward building academic, research and cultural bridges with post-secondary institutions in Brazil.
Representatives from the Association of Brazilian Rectors of State and Municipal Universities (ABRUEM)* were recently on campus to explore opportunities to create and expand institutional partnerships between McMaster and Brazilian universities.