Founded in Montreal in 1821, McGill University is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world.
McGill is globally recognized for the excellence of its teaching and research programs. Ernest Rutherford's Nobel Prize-winning research on the nature of radioactivity was conducted at McGill, part of a long tradition of innovation on our campuses that includes the invention of the artificial blood cell and Plexiglas.
Today our professors are building the new field of epigenetics, developing alternative energy sources from crop plants and driving human achievement in every field imaginable. Our research activities span nine core faculties and a host of specialised schools.
By extension, the University is deeply committed to its Innovation & Partnerships platform, bringing researchers and industry partners together for the generation of knowledge and technologies, and to enhance McGill’s local, regional, and global impact. Through partnerships, the University creates viable routes for translating research and discoveries into products, processes, services and market-ready inventions to benefit society at large.
In addition to a stellar faculty, McGill is known for attracting the brightest students from across Canada, the United States, and around the world. McGill students have the highest average entering grades in Canada, and our commitment to fostering the very best has helped our students win more national and international awards on average than their peers at any other Canadian university. The prestigious Rhodes Scholarship has gone to a nation-leading 145 McGill students.
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