University of Ottawa rises in national research rankings


By University of Ottawa

Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation, OVPRI

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The University of Ottawa has climbed to eighth place overall on Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities list for 2021, according to the reputable Research Infosource Inc. ranking, published today.

The University had previously maintained the ninth position in the medical category, which ranks universities with a medical school.

In this most recent ranking, uOttawa is among Canadian leaders for research income growth, placing fourth. Its research income has increased by an impressive 10.6% from 2019 to 2020, to more than $383 million.

“These latest rankings show that the University of Ottawa is in the vanguard of academic research in Canada,” said Sylvain Charbonneau, vice-president, research and innovation. “We have achieved this milestone thanks to the creativity and scientific rigour of our researchers, whose drive to make a difference continues to move discovery and innovation forward, across the country and around the world.”

This year, Research Infosource is also shining a spotlight on changes that have occurred over a 20-year span, from 2000 to 2019. The University of Ottawa has grabbed the top spot in total university research publication growth over this period with a 264% increase. It has also clinched first place in university international collaboration publication growth, which rose by a staggering 579% over 20 years.

Research Infosource is Canada’s leading provider of research and development intelligence for business and higher education institutions. It publishes Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities list annually, ranking universities according to factors that include total research income, sources of research income, and research intensity per faculty and per graduate student.

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