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University ranked number one in international research collaboration

News Release Release Date: October 17, 2014 8:45 a.m.

The University of Regina achieved top ranking among comprehensive Universities in international research collaboration in results released Thursday by Research InfoSource.

The analysis was part of a special Spotlight on International Research Collaboration conducted by Research InfoSource. The rankings are based on the proportion of publications at each institution co-authored with researchers outside of Canada. For the period 2008-2012, over 51 percent of all publications by University of Regina researchers were co-authored by researchers abroad.

“I am proud of our research community,” said Dr. David Malloy, Vice-President (Research). “These results demonstrate that our faculty members are globally connected and producing quality research that is getting noticed abroad. Our researchers are building Saskatchewan’s international reputation as an innovation leader.”

The release of these rankings is another indicator of the increasingly global character of the University of Regina. Enrolment statistics released earlier this week show that the population of international students at the University has nearly doubled over the last five years. The University of Regina has students from over 90 countries and is currently engaged in more than 149 active agreements with 100 institutions in 27 countries worldwide.

“Our rich connection to scholars abroad is helping enhance our research by facilitating a robust exchange of knowledge,” said Dr. Malloy. “The result is a research community at the University of Regina that punches above its weight in terms of producing impactful and innovative research.”

As an example of the University’s oversized impact in research, Dr. Malloy pointed to the two University of Regina professors selected as visiting scholars by Fulbright Canada for the 2014-2015 year. The University of Regina is the only Canadian institution to have had two Fulbright Scholars selected this year, receiving two of only eleven placements in this prestigious scholarly exchange program to the United States. 

Research InfoSource is one of Canada’s premier research intelligence firms, providing comprehensive analysis of innovation leaders across the country among universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges.

For the complete rankings, please visit: http://www.researchinfosource.com/pdf/Spotlight2014Comprehensive.pdf.

 

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