Waterloo is a top research university for 10th year

The Research Infosource ranking for comprehensive universities in Canada comes just weeks after Waterloo was ranked the most innovative university in the country

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The University of Waterloo is the top research university among Canadian comprehensive universities for the tenth year in a row, according to Research Infosource.

The announcement comes just weeks after Maclean’s Magazine ranked Waterloo the most innovative university in Canada for the 26th consecutive year. Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

The Research Infosource Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities ranking recognizes superior achievement in both earning research income and publishing research in leading scientific journals. It ranks top research universities in three categories: medical/doctoral, comprehensive, and undergraduate.

In the comprehensive category, Waterloo ranked first for total sponsored research income and total number of publications. Waterloo was also first for the total number of publications per full-time faculty in the comprehensive category.

“We are honoured to have earned the distinction and recognition of research university of the year for a full decade,” says Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor of Waterloo. “We intend to continue to lead Canadian research innovation with high-impact research that improves quality of life and advances industries, as part of our goal to become one of the world’s top innovation universities.”

Research Infosource is a research, consulting, and publishing firm that specializes in policy, research, business intelligence and analysis of science, technology, and innovation in Canada. It has been releasing annual rankings on universities, colleges, hospitals and corporations for 16 years.

“We are pleased to be recognized and named a leader, once again, among comprehensive universities across Canada, for research excellence. It’s an element of our roots and culture that truly drives innovation worldwide,” says Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, University Research.

The Research Infosource results represent another example of Waterloo’s performance in rankings this year: Waterloo maintained its position in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking at 152nd in the world. The prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings placed Waterloo 31st in the world for computer science, 34th for mathematics and 13th for hospitality and leisure management studies. Waterloo also ranked in QS top 100 for statistics and operational research, sports related subjects, material science, environmental science, geography, psychology and civil, chemical and electrical engineering.

US News and World Global Ranking of Universities ranked Waterloo 1st in Canada for Computer Science and Engineering.