BUILDING A BRIGHTER WORLD THROUGH GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT
The McMaster University International Compendium 2018 highlights the various ways in which McMaster is upholding its reputation as a world-class institution that is successfully integrating global engagement into the University experience.
We invite you to review the latest iteration of the compendium – an inventory of international activities that showcases the global contributions of, and partnerships involving faculty members from 2014 -2017.
We are connecting with, and making an impact on, communities – both locally and internationally – and these efforts position McMaster as a research-focused, student-centred, and globally engaged university.
- Andrea Baumann, Associate Vice-President, Global Health
- Peter Mascher, Vice-Provost, International Affairs
MAKING A GLOBAL IMPACT: OUR PRIORITIES
Globalization of higher education has evolved, eroding boundaries to create mutually sustainable multilateral partnerships, accelerate diverse learning opportunities, and cultivate global citizenship. For the McMaster community, the move towards global engagement was initiated by McMaster president and vice-chancellor Patrick Deane’s internationalization strategy, which stems from the Forward With Integrity (FWI) initiative. Originally an open letter to the McMaster community in FWI outlined the university’s key priorities: research, community engagement, internationalization, and the student experience. Presently, McMaster is strengthening FWI’s strategy through Brighter World, the University’s new brand vision, which focuses on McMaster’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of all.
Strategic Goals for Internationalization
To formalize McMaster’s commitment to global engagement The McMaster Model for Global Engagement: A Strategy Document was released in 2016 to support FWI. The strategy seeks to build multilateral international partnerships that improve the economic and social well-being of all citizens. Five key strategic goals for internationalization of higher education (IHE) at McMaster are outlined:
- Integration of International, Intercultural and Global Dimensions of the Student Experience
- Support of International Research and Scholarship
- Creation of a Global Identity
- Strategic Approach to International Collaboration
- Enhancement of Internal Coordination and Communication
ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
Snapshot of International Compendium 2018 Results
McMaster University’s International Activity Compendium highlights the university’s research, scholarly, training and capacity-building activities with global involvement and impact. This initiative was first conceived and delivered by McMaster’s Global Health Office in 2008. After multiple print editions, the International Compendium has now been reworked as an online resource to highlight McMaster’s global activities. At present it includes recent and ongoing initiatives, and, will soon allow for McMaster faculty to add activities on a continuous basis.