Nov. 13, 2019

UCalgary No. 6 in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities rankings

Re$earch Infosource ranking published
UCalgary campus in winter
UCalgary campus in winter

The University of Calgary has remained in the No. 6 position in Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2019 based on sponsored research income, according to the latest Re$earch Infosource Inc. results. 

The University of Calgary’s sixth place rank among Canadian universities is based on the $421.8 million of sponsored research income generated in 2017-18. This is an increase of 10.9 per cent from the $380.4 million generated in 2016-17. 

“The discovery, creativity, and entrepreneurial thinking taking place at the University of Calgary is helping to solve local, national and global societal challenges,” says Dr. Ed McCauley, president and vice-chancellor. “Ranking near the top five in Canada provides clear evidence of the importance and impact our research is having across Canada."

UCalgary also improved in two other categories this year. The university ranked No. 2 nationally for research intensity per graduate student, up from No. 4 in 2018, and No. 5 for research intensity per faculty, up from No. 6 the previous year.

UCalgary has seen significant increases in Tri-Council funding, the support which comes from three major federal government organizations the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC). 

Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2019 ranks universities based on their total sponsored research income. This include all funds to support research received in the form of a grant, contribution or contract from all sources external to the institution.