We take teaching and learning seriously, and it shows. Our vision and reputation for outstanding teaching is the reason the U.K.-based Higher Education Academy awarded McMaster the 2018 Global Teaching Excellence Award. Teaching and research are our highest priorities and we work hard to establish a close relationship between the two at all levels. Our 998 faculty members, 97 per cent of whom have PhDs, are first in their class and come from 55 countries. It’s all part of our mission to discover, share and preserve knowledge with a commitment to creativity, excellence and innovation in teaching.