McMaster University consistently ranks among the world’s Top 100 universities (#94 is 2014-15 Times Higher Education Rankings and #90 in 2014 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.
The Office of International Affairs implements our internationalization strategy with regard to 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.
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.
May 29, 2015, McMaster Global Health
His Excellency James Lambert, Ambassador of Canada to the Netherlands, has called McMaster’s MSc in Global Health – a joint program with Maastricht University in the Netherlands – a “big story” in the context of Canadian-Dutch relations. The program represents more than a collaboration between two universities – it’s a union that binds our two countries through years of strong partnership
April 27, 2015, Daily News
Senior leaders from McMaster were recently in Europe on a trip aimed at expanding existing research relationships and exploring new ones.
Mo Elbestawi, McMaster’s Vice-President of Research & International Affairs, and Peter Mascher, Associate Vice-President, International Affairs, were in Italy and England on a week-long trip to look at ways of expanding and developing new research relationships in the area of advanced manufacturing.
March 2, 2015, Daily News
Funds are now available to McMaster researchers seeking to explore new international research partnerships.
The International Initiatives Micro Fund (IIMF) has been reinstated after a hiatus of several years and is intended to provide seed-funding to facilitate initial contact between McMaster researchers and potential global academic and industry partners. The funds are aimed at reducing financial barriers to the formation of new partnerships and at kick-starting joint international research projects and activities
January 29, 2015, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education
The 2014 Meeting of the Space for Women Leaders from Higher Education Institutions from the Americas (EMULIES) took place on November 19 in the Canadian capital, thanks to the hospitality of the University of Ottawa. The encounter gathered 25 participants from 6 countries (Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico). Among the attendees, there were Presidents and Vice-Presidents from Latin American and Canadian universities, who represented their respective institutions during this high level rendezvous, including Dr. Allison Sekuler, Associate Vice-President and Dean of Graduate Studies.
January 14, 2015, Daily News
Compiled by the Global Health Office, the 2014 McMaster International Compendium is intended to provide a snapshot of McMaster’s global activities. Expanding our Reach: Working Together to Internationalize Higher Education showcases the breadth and depth of McMaster’s international activities spanning across all Faculties and engaging faculty, staff and students at all levels.
December 19, 2014, McMaster Daily News
McMaster is joining its U15 counterparts on a week-long trip to Israel to expand and explore research and academic cooperation with some of Israel’s top research universities.
December 8, 2014, McMaster Daily News
McMaster University is part of a relationship-building mission to Turkey to forge new partnerships in research and academic programs, and to strengthen existing ones.
November 11, 2014, McMaster Daily News
McMaster University has signed a major agreement with Chinese and Canadian partners to support research innovation and accelerate the commercialization of new water treatment and quality monitoring technologies.
October 7, 2014, McMaster Daily News
A new pan-University initiative is underway that will oversee the coordination and planning of international activities at McMaster.
August 29, 2014, Forward with Integrity
McMaster has begun to make the structural and strategic changes that will lay the groundwork for the University’s approach to internationalization.
March 7, 2014, McMaster Daily News
McMaster's Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Peter Mascher as the University's associate vice-president of international affairs.