About research

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 $249.1 million from public and private sources in 2022-2023 to fund research across a spectrum of challenges, and is home to:

Waterloo was named most innovative university in Canada in the Maclean's 2023 rankings along with second for best overall university in the country and third in Canada for highest quality. For 16 years in a row, the University of Waterloo has been recognized as 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.

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519-888-4567, ext. 42526

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