INRS ranks first in Quebec for research intensity among Canada’s leading universities
Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2021 ranking published by Research InfoSource confirms once again this year the leadership of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in science and innovation. The institution ranks first in Quebec and second in Canada in terms of research intensity.
Research intensity is measured by the value of research grants and contracts obtained per faculty member and per member of the student community. The 2019-2020 INRS data are as follows:
- $419,500 per faculty, 1st in Quebec, 2nd in Canada (behind University of Toronto and ahead of McMaster University and McGill University);
- $98,600 per graduate student, 1st in Quebec and Canada.
More generally, despite its small size and with more than $66 million in external research grants and contracts, INRS maintains its position as the 25th top research university in Canada, just behind UQAM ($83M, 24th) and ahead of Concordia ($60M, 26th) and ÉTS ($36M, 29th).
INRS thus places research at the heart of its activities and the training of its master’s and doctoral students, the next generation of scientists in Quebec.
The INRS Foundation team is proud of this new achievement and warmly congratulates all members of the INRS community for their contribution to this success.