INRS ranks first in research intensity in Canada and Quebec

December 8, 2020 | Audrey-Maude Vézina and Sophie Laberge

Mise à jour : December 8, 2020

According to Research Infosource’s ranking released today, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is ranked first among Canadian and Quebec universities in research intensity.

With the highest funding received per faculty member and per student member, INRS ranks ahead of prestigious universities such as McMaster University, University of Toronto, McGill University, Queen’s University and Université de Montréal.

INRS is the only academic institution exclusively devoted to graduate research and training in the province and has ranked first for twelve years now in terms of research intensity in Quebec. In Canada, INRS has risen from second to first place for the year 2018-2019.  


INRS research intensity for 2018-2019:

  • Faculty members: $482,500/Professor, 1st in Canada and Quebec
  • Graduate students: $108,400/graduate student, 1st in Canada and Quebec

“The INRS community is very proud of this ranking, which highlights the key role of our academic institution in the advancement of scientific knowledge and the training of qualified young scientists. I underline the excellence of the research carried out by our professors, students and research professionals. Our teams are constantly innovating to address society’s challenges,”

Luc-Alain Giraldeau, INRS Chief Executive Officer

INRS Scientific Director Pascale Champagne noted that INRS faculty members and students attract the highest funds in Quebec and Canada for their work. “By conducting research in strategic fields, they contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of the country.”

The ranking also includes funding per graduate student. It once again illustrates INRS’s unique identity, ranking first in the country in developing research projects carried out in an optimal education environment for graduates.

Overall, INRS ranks 25th in this ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2020.

Source : Research Infosource