McGill University

McGill University is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. Our student body includes students from 150 countries, making McGill the most internationally diverse of any research- intensive university in the country. McGill was founded in 1821 thanks to a generous bequest by James McGill. Since then, we’ve grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 10 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and 40,000 students. The university also partners with four
affiliated teaching hospitals, graduating more than 1,000 healthcare professionals each year.

Research and Learning Environment
McGill is a research-intensive, student-centred university with an enduring sense of public purpose.   Our researchers ask important questions, contributing across disciplines to address the most pressing and complex challenges facing humanity and the natural environment. Our core commitments to ideas, innovation, sustainability, collaboration and partnership and to social engagement in research, guide our work. The result is an environment that nurtures research excellence, where faculty and students co-create solutions with partners on a global scale.

International Engagement
McGill is proud to be a Quebec university that is deeply connected to the global community. Half our students come from Quebec, and we have the largest percentage of international students of any Canadian research-intensive university. Our mission to serve means building partnerships across the street and around the globe, be it the Quartier de l’Innovation district in southwest Montreal or with leading institutions in the United Kingdom, Japan, Brazil, France and Israel, among others.
 

Core Research Strengths: 
Neuroscience
Sustainability Sciences
Public Policy
Genomics
Digital Humanities
Pain
Law and Legal Pluralism
Astrophysics
Music Technology
Intelligent Machines and Artifical Intelligence