New Ranking Reveals Research Income of Canada's Colleges

SAIT Polytechnic Heads National College Ranking

TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The combined research income of Canada's 50 leading research colleges was $117.3 million in Fiscal 2012, according to Research Infosource Inc., which today released its inaugural ranking of Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges. By attracting a total of $9.8 million in funding, SAIT Polytechnic emerged as the leading college in research income, followed by NAIT - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology ($6.3 million), Newfoundland's College of the North Atlantic ($6.0 million), Yukon College ($5.4 million) and British Columbia Institute of Technology ($5.2 million).

The Fiscal 2012 national total marked a substantial 30.7% increase over Fiscal 2011.  The number of faculty involved in research also increased to 1,731, representing an increase of 15.2%.  Growth in research income and faculty numbers combined to yield an expansion of 13.4% in research intensity - research income per faculty.

"Canada's colleges are important and growing research performers in the country's national system of innovation", said Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource.  "Colleges are clearly on the move, as evidenced by their strong year-on-year growth."

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About Research Infosource Inc.
Research Infosource Inc., a division of The Impact Group, is Canada's source of R&D intelligence.  Research Infosource Inc. publishes Canada's Innovation Leaders, which includes Canada's Top 100 Corporate R&D Spenders List, Canada's Top 50 Research Universities List, Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals List and Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges List.

SOURCE: Research Infosource Inc.

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For additional information or for an interview, please contact:

Ron Freedman
CEO, Research Infosource
Telephone: 416-481-7070, ext. 31, Cell: 416-879-9000


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