Waterloo marks 11 straight years as top research university
Research Infosource names Waterloo Research University of the Year in the comprehensive category.
Research Infosource names Waterloo Research University of the Year in the comprehensive category.By Rebekah Wiesel Office of Research
The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the eleventh consecutive year.
The announcement follows recognition as the most innovative university in Canada for the 27th year in a row by Maclean’s magazine in its recent 2019 reputational survey. Waterloo was also named second in Canada for best overall and leaders of tomorrow.
The announcement by Research Infosource Inc. is part of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities and is based on a balanced set of input, output, and impact measures that distinguishes exceptional achievement in research income and publishing research in leading scientific journals.
“We are delighted that Research Infosource has once again recognized Waterloo’s research excellence,” says Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research. “Our distinctive approach and focus on impactful research are what make Waterloo a global hub for discovery and innovation.”
Waterloo ranked 12th among Canada’s top 50 research universities for sponsored research income with more than $189 million. Among comprehensive universities, Waterloo placed first for research income, first for not-for-profit research income, and second for corporate research income over the past five years with more than $78 million.
On a scorecard of Research Universities of the Year (comprehensive), Research Infosource ranked Waterloo first for total sponsored research income, total number of publications, and publication intensity.
Waterloo’s excellence in research is recognized by:
The University’s excellence in research is marked by a number of significant achievements in 2018. Some of the highlights include:
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the Office of Indigenous Relations.