Queen's climbs rankings in research intensity
Queen's University has jumped from seventh to fourth place in research intensity, and recorded the largest overall increase in funding of the top 16 Canadian institutions measured in the annual ranking of Canada's top 50 research universities.
"Research intensity is a critical measure of research success. Achieving a fourth-place ranking puts Queen's in the highest echelon of research-intensive universities," says Vice-Principal (Research) Kerry Rowe. "I am delighted to see the high-quality efforts of our research community recognized by this significant jump in ranking."
Queen's standing in research intensity is achieved as a measure of sponsored research per full-time faculty, at $262,100 for 2007. On total research income, Queen's again placed 11th in Canada. That represents an increase of 22.7 per cent over last year's total (from $173.7 million in 2006 to $213 million in 2007).
The University of Toronto was ranked first in the medical/doctoral category for both research intensity and total funding.
Entitled Canada's Innovation Leaders, the publication is prepared by Research Infosource Inc. It will be included as a supplement in the National Post on November 7 and the Ottawa Citizen November 8.
Overall, the report notes, research income at Canada's top research universities posted a "lackluster" 3.5 per cent growth in their total sponsored research income in fiscal 2007. This is the second lowest gain in nine years.
Total research income for all universities measured reached $5.7 billion, up from $5.5 billion in fiscal 2006. Thirty institutions increased their income in 2007 and 20 reported declines.
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