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INRS leads Quebec universities in research intensity

January 25, 2022 | Julie Robert

Update : January 25, 2022

The Research Infosource ranking identifies INRS as a major research and training centre in Canada.  

Research InfoSource: the INRS has the highest funding received per faculty member and per student.

INRS ranks first in Quebec in research intensity. | Illustration © Marcus Lima

The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) once again ranks first in Quebec in research intensity. In fact, the institution has the highest funding received per faculty member and per student. For the thirteenth consecutive year, INRS has stood out within the Université du Québec network and among the most prestigious universities in the province, such as McGill University and the Université de Montréal.

The institution remains first in Canada for the funding received per student member. INRS is therefore consolidating its commitment to training the next generation of scientists and thereby contributing to the development of society through research.

“I would like to acknowledge the excellence of the individuals, teams, research centres, and services that enable INRS to be a dynamic and innovative environment. Despite the consequences of the pandemic, our community has been able to adapt and to continue its research and teaching work, while remaining competitive.”

Luc-Alain Giraldeau, INRS Chief Executive Officer.

Overall, with a total of $66,280,000 in research funding for the entire institution, INRS ranks 25th in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in 2021 and sixth in Quebec, making it an important research hub in the country.  

INRS Research Intensity for 2019-2020:

  • Faculty member: $419,500/professor, 1st in Quebec, 2nd in Canada
  • Students: $98,600/graduate student, 1st in Quebec and Canada. 

Research Infosource publishes an annual ranking of universities in Canada based on research funding (grants and contracts). For more information, please visit the Research Infosource ranking.