QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 4, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - INRS has once again been ranked
first among Canadian universities for research intensity (average
funding per faculty member) according to the latest data from RE$EARCH
According to the organization's 2011 list of top performing Canadian
universities in terms of research, INRS' total funding rose from $51.6
million in 2009 to nearly $65 million in 2010—a 25.8% increase.
This increase in research funding catapults INRS well ahead of other
Canadian universities in terms of research intensity. In 2010, average
funding per professor at INRS spiked at $424,800, compared with
$331,100 in 2009.
"These results attest to the expertise of our professors and their
research teams. They also demonstrate the importance of INRS' research
in the fields of health, environment, energy, nanotechnology,
telecommunications, and social sciences. Our professors are backed by
our world-class research facilities and collaborations with major
national and international research partners," asserted INRS Director
General, Daniel Coderre.
Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) is a graduate and
postgraduate research and training university. One of Canada's leading
research universities in terms of grants per professor, INRS brings
together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and postdoctoral
fellows in its centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes.
INRS research teams conduct fundamental research essential to the
advancement of science in Quebec as well as internationally and play a
critical role in developing concrete solutions to problems facing our
SOURCE INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
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