University of Regina research leads in national rankings

By Krista Baliko Posted: October 26, 2017 4:00 p.m.

University of Regina is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities.
University of Regina is ranked as one of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities. U of R Photography

The University of Regina has been ranked number one in research revenue growth and is one of Canada’s top 50 research universities among Canadian comprehensive universities in results released today by Research Infosource Inc.

The rankings show that the University’s research revenue grew by 12.6 percent, placing it in the top spot when compared to research income growth in the country’s other comprehensive universities. The University’s overall ranking as a research university climbed two spots from last year, moving into 35th place.

Research Infosource Inc.

“A 12.6 income growth for the University of Regina far surpasses the national average and puts the University first in the comprehensive university income growth category,” says Ron Freedman, CEO at Research Infosource Inc. “The 2016 fiscal year was a stellar year for the University of Regina.”

Freedman explains that Research Infosource reports on data provided by Statistics Canada.           

“Each year Research Infosource looks at a number factors when ranking universities, including economic growth of research funds and total number of publications,” says Freedman.

Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research) says the Research Infosource results confirm the high calibre of research being conducted across the disciplines at the University of Regina.

“The world-class research being conducted on our campus extends far beyond our walls. It reaches right across the country and around the globe,” says Malloy. “In a little over two months, we have announced close to $6 million in funding for exciting and creative projects that aim to significantly improve the lives of Canadians.”

Malloy says research revenue, publications, national and international collaborations and the recruitment of highly qualified scholars, from emerging to established researchers, all point to the impact of the University’s research enterprise.

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