QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - INRS has once again come out number 1 among Canadian universities for research intensity (sponsored research income per researcher), based on the latest data from Re$earch Infosource Inc., which reports on the research performance of Canadian universities.
According to the organization's Top 50 list, the average grant funding per professor was $386,500, putting INRS in first place among Canadian universities ahead of the University of Toronto ($377,300), McGill University ($331,400), the University of Alberta ($329,100), and Université de Montréal ($281,300). The data also shows that INRS received total research grants amounting to $59 million.
"These results attest to the research excellence of our professors and their teams in sectors that are strategic for our society," said INRS director general Daniel Coderre. "The world-class research facilities at INRS have also created an extraordinary intellectual climate that attracts the best professors, postdoctoral interns, and master's and doctoral students."
Institut national de recherche scientifique (INRS) is research intensive university which offers graduate level training. It ranks first in Canada for research intensity (average grant funding per faculty member). INRS brings together some 150 professors and close to 700 students and postdoctoral fellows at its four centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. Its applied and fundamental research is essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and internationally, even as it plays a key role in the development of concrete solutions to the problems faced by our society.
SOURCE: Institut National de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
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