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McGill is one of the most international universities in the world. Our faculty members are hired from the best institutions and conduct impactful research that is internationally respected; our students come from over 140 countries and make up over 22% of the student body; and our robust alumni of over 200,000 around the world hold important positions in government, industry and academia.

McGill’s reputation has been recognized with both awards, and in national and international rankings. Over the past few years, McGill faculty have been awarded numerous international prizes such as the Wolf Prize, the Templeton Prize, the Kyoto Prize, the John C. Polanyi Award; and is proud to count nine Nobel Prize winners among its faculty and alumni. In addition, McGill as an institution has ranked number one for eight consecutive years among Canadian medical-doctoral universities in Maclean’s annual university rankings. In the top international university rankings for 2013-2014, McGill ranks 21st in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), 35th in Times Higher Education, and 58th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). 

As one of the world’s premier and internationally respected institutions of higher learning, McGill University is uniquely positioned to build and support closer connections with top international institutions, recruit the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students, and continue to be an international leader in scientific discovery and service to the global community.