SHERBROOKE, QC, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - According to Canada's Top 50 Research Universities List for 2013, published by the firm Research Infosource, the Université de
Sherbrooke ranks 11th, up from the 16th place last year. Research grants and contracts rose more than 27.3% to
total $182.5 million in research income, placing the university 1st in Quebec and 2nd in Canada for increase in research income.
"I am very proud of this illustration of our professors' performance.
They are putting their passion and persistence to good use and
expanding the frontiers of knowledge in our nine faculties," said
President Luce Samoisette. "Already recognized as one of three major
research hubs in Quebec, Sherbrooke is also a leader in academic
research in Canada. Our ranking of 9th in Canada (and 3rd in Quebec) for publication impact is also an indication that the
research being conducted at the Universié de Sherbrooke is increasingly
leaving its mark around the world."
"U of S owes its stellar position to its ability to be a catalyst for
innovation in order to establish strategic alliances with industry,
not-for-profit organizations and research centres," said the
Vice-President of Research, Pr. Jacques Beauvais. "We are reaping the
benefits of our hard work under the strategic plan Réussir 2010-2015, which mobilized our resources to play a lead role in research, in
particular by identifying topics that have a significant impact on
For nearly 60 years, the exceptional influence of Université de
Sherbrooke is based on unique models of linkages between the university
and the community. In teaching as well as in research, the university
creates an environment for collaboration where researchers and students
from all disciplines work with stakeholders from different backgrounds
with a common goal, the needs of society.
Canada's Top 50 Research Universities List is based on 2012 data, the most recent data available.
SOURCE: Université de Sherbrooke
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