Many of today's modern conveniences and advances, as well as a true understanding of the world we live in, began with research.
Research is an integral and intensive area at the University of Waterloo and recognized worldwide. Waterloo attracted more than $224 million from public and private sources in 2017-2018 to fund research across a spectrum of challenges, and is home to:
- 30 senate approved centres and institutes
- 65 Canada Research Chairs
- Two Canada Excellence Research Chairs: David Cory (Quantum Information Processing) and Philippe Van Cappellen (Ecohydrology)
The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada for 26 years, according to Maclean’s magazine. The annual rankings also named Waterloo second for Best Overall, Highest Quality, and Leaders of Tomorrow. For the 10th year in a row, the University of Waterloo has been named Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities, by Research Infosource Inc.
Waterloo's continued commitment to research excellence includes supporting faculty members with research at various stages including the application, managing funds, research ethics, and commercialization.