Waterloo marks 15 straight years as top research university

Monday, January 23, 2023

Sign from University of Waterloo campus entrance

The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the 15th consecutive year. 

Waterloo’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Vivek Goel, says the University’s research excellence stems from its continued focus on empowering its students, faculty, and community to seek out solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. 

“As an institution, we’re committed to being bold and creative in our teaching and research to ensure a stronger and healthier tomorrow,” Goel says. “Waterloo researchers excel in fundamental and applied research conducted in a unique environment that integrates experiential education and entrepreneurship. Our research advances society with impact across the economy, advancing the use of emerging critical technologies with application in areas such as sustainability and health with local and global impact.”    

Waterloo’s consistent ranking as Canada’s most comprehensive research university is a testament to the University’s strategic priority to strengthen global connections and advance research for sustainable solutions in our evolving world. 

Waterloo also ranked first for research income and corporate research income among Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities in the comprehensive category and second for not-for-profit research income in the same category. 

“We are delighted that Research Infosource has once again recognized Waterloo’s research excellence among Canadian comprehensive universities,” says Charmaine Dean, vice-president of Research and International at Waterloo. “It is a true reflection of the dedication of Waterloo researchers and their pursuit of global change to build a more sustainable future for humanity.” 

Research Infosource’s Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities rankings are based on a balanced set of impact measures that distinguishes exceptional achievement in research income and publishing research in leading scientific journals.