Research intensity climbs, collaboration shines in national rankings

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

OTTAWA, October 16, 2015  —  The University of Ottawa, still among the top 10 research institutions in Canada, has climbed one spot from 9 to 8 for research intensity—research income per full-time faculty member—and scored high in research partnerships supported by non-profits, according to Re$earch Infosource’s national Top 50 Research Universities rankings.

The University of Ottawa shines in research partnerships funded by non-profits, placing second for percent of non-profit research income vis-à-vis total research income in the medical/doctoral rankings, with 20% of its total research income coming from non-profit sources. As for total non-profit research income, the University of Ottawa ranks fourth overall in the medical/doctoral category. This underscores the University of Ottawa’s strong commitment to community-based research and collaboration. In addition, the University’s affiliated research institution, The Ottawa Hospital, placed fourth among 40 research hospitals in the Top 40 Research Hospitals rankings.

The recently published National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU) placed the University’s performance in terms of scientific papers in the top 200 among 330 institutions worldwide in the social sciences (67th), clinical medicine (88th), civil engineering (171st) and electrical engineering (183rd). These standings together with the recent national rankings affirm the University of Ottawa’s enviable reputation as one of the country’s most innovative and research-intensive institutions.

The University of Ottawa is committed to research excellence and encourages an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation, which attracts the best academic talent from across Canada and around the world. The University is an important stakeholder in the National Capital Region’s economic development, with a total regional economic impact estimated at $4 billion annually.

For more information, please consult the complete Re$earch Infosource’s research universities rankings. Re$earch Infosource is a division of the Impact Group, one of Canada’s leading consulting firms specializing in strategic planning and policy analysis for organizations concerned with science and technology.

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The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe.

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