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Research Intensity: INRS First in Canada

December 7, 2023

Update : December 7, 2023

Quebec institution ranks first in Canada for funding per faculty member.

INRS ranks first for research intensity, according to Research Infosource 2023.

INRS ranks first for research intensity, according to Research Infosource 2023.

The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is ranked first in Research Infosource’s ranking of research intensity, which measures the funding received by faculty members. This is a dual achievement for the institution, which is ranked first not only in Quebec, but in all of Canada.

INRS takes top honours in its category, ahead of renowned universities such as Université Laval, McGill University, and Université de Montréal, thanks to a research intensity per faculty member of $505,400—an increase of 17% over the previous year.

“This is an important accolade for our faculty and student members. It is proof that INRS, which focuses on innovative solutions to contemporary issues, knows how to win the interest of the partners from all fields to push back the boundaries of science.”

Luc-Alain Giraldeau, Chief Executive Officer of INRS

An awaited university ranking

Once again this year, Research Infosource unveiled its list of the country’s top universities. The firm specializes in rankings of colleges, universities, and companies with a strong R&D focus by calculating income from public and private grants.

This year, total research funding (grants, contracts, contributions from external sources) for INRS as a whole rose from $69,829,000 to $80,361,000. As a result, it ranks 26th among Canada’s top 50 research universities in 2023, 7th province-wide and 2nd within the Université du Québec, making it one of the country’s leading research universities.