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Laurentian tops Canadian undergraduate research schools

(2018-10-26) Laurentian University tops the list of research income among undergraduate research universities in rankings of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities compiled by Research Infosource Inc.

The rankings show Laurentian raised $32 million in research funds in fiscal 2017. Laurentian also demonstrated the largest research income growth for the year in the undergraduate university category. Its research income jumped by 36.8%, while the national average for growth stood at 6.8%. 

This year, Research Infosource spotlighted university research partnerships—measured by grants or contracts received from corporate and not-for profit sources from 2013 to 2017. Laurentian University earned top honours in the undergraduate category for corporate research income growth.

Laurentian also earned the second-best ranking in terms of research intensity per graduate student.

Overall, Laurentian University ranks #28 out of the top 50 undergraduate, comprehensive, and doctoral/graduate institutions across the country. That is up two spots since last year and five spots since 2016.

“Laurentian will continue to build on its research base, pushing the boundaries to increase knowledge. Our research income growth is a testament to the excellence of our researchers in their respective fields,” said Interim Vice-President, Research at Laurentian University Dr. Rizwan Haq. 

“Laurentian’s success in research and innovation has been steadily growing for years,” added Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University Dr. Pierre Zundel. “We are extremely proud to be celebrating this accomplishment for another year and we will continue to excel in this manner.”

View the complete Top 50 Research Universities List of 2018.



Located on the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 territory, Laurentian University recognizes that we are on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation. Laurentian is committed to strengthening the foundation of knowledge in higher education and research to offer an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education. Together with its federated partners, Laurentian University prepares leaders who bring innovative and intelligent solutions to local and global issues.