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 $258 million from public and private sources in 2018-2019 to fund research across a spectrum of challenges, and is home to:
- Over 30 University and senate-approved centres and institutes.
- 74 Canada Research Chairs
- Two Canada 150 Research Chairs: Kerstin Dautenhahn (Intelligent Robotics) and Anita Layton (Mathematical Biology and Medicine)
- Two Canada Excellence Research Chairs: Katja Mombaur (Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence) and Philippe Van Cappellen (Ecohydrology), and one Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate: David Cory (Quantum Information Processing)
The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada for 28 years, according to Maclean’s magazine. For the 12th 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.