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Queen's leads in Canadian research income growth

National rankings reflect rise in research income and research intensity.

Queen’s University secured the top spot for national average research growth in 2015, according to rankings released by RE$EARCH Infosource. The university’s sponsored research income grew to over $187 million in the 2015 fiscal year, up from $148 million in the previous year.

The increase pushed Queen’s up three positions to 11th spot in the overall rankings of Canada’s top 50 research universities. RE$EARCH Infosource is a Canadian research and development intelligence company.

“Research is a vital part of the university and we celebrated a number of successes including the opening of the Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory, two new Killam Fellowships, three new Canada research chairs and $3.8 million in funding for the Canadian Cancer Trials Group,” says Dr. Daniel Woolf, Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “Our number one ranking in overall growth reflects these accomplishments.”

Queen’s also rose from 11th to sixth place in research intensity, which measures research income per full time faculty member, with an average research income of $242,000.

“These RE$EARCH Infosource rankings reflect the robust strength of the research enterprise at Queen’s,” says Dr. Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). “These results are a testament to the administration and staff who expertly guide and support universitiy’s research infrastructure, and to our researchers, scholars and students who continue to push the boundaries of what was believed to be possible.”

For a more in-depth look at the results visit the website.

Queen’s distinguishes itself as one of the leading research-intensive institutions in Canada. The mission is to advance research excellence, leadership and innovation, as well as enhance Queen’s impact at a national and international level. Through undertaking leading-edge research, Queen’s is addressing many of the world’s greatest challenges, and developing innovative ideas and technological advances brought about by discoveries in a variety of disciplines. Queen’s University is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities.