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Hamilton boasts a robust education sector, featuring local universities, colleges and school boards, as well as a thriving arts scene.

Hamilton’s McMaster University was named Canada’s most innovative ‘medical doctoral’ university eight times in the last 11 years in Maclean’s annual ranking of universities. The university’s student-centred, problem-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning has been adopted by many universities around the world. Established in 1887, the university offers programs in health care, engineering, business, social sciences, science, and humanities research and education.

In 2000, St. Catharines’ Brock University opened a satellite Teachers College in Hamilton. The on-campus Faculty of Education encompasses a pre-service department, graduate studies in education and continuing education.

Hamilton also has many private colleges where residents can learn a new trade or skill to be better prepared when entering the workforce. Examples of schools are Trios College, CDI College, National Academy of Health & Business, and Academy of Learning College.

For a listing of educational institutions and school boards in Hamilton, see here.