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INRS number one in Canada for research intensity

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October 29, 2015 // by Jean Morin
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With a model unique in Canada, INRS has moved ahead the pack of Quebec and Canadian universities to post the best performance for research intensity in the latest Research Infosource ranking. The graduate university is also the Quebec leader in terms of private partnerships, demonstrating that it is possible to conduct quality, distinctive research while forging close ties with industry.

 
This year INRS is No. 1 in Canada for research intensity, a ranking based on average funding per professor. In Quebec, INRS outperforms universities in this regard by over 40%. INRS works with a blend of university and private-sector partners and takes a multidisciplinary approach that leverages the impact of faculty research. Moreover, prestigious scientific journals publish a great deal of the INRS community’s work.
 
In embracing its mission of showcasing Quebec research around the world, transferring knowledge and know-how to further to the development of high-level research, and training tomorrow’s researchers, INRS has developed a highly effective model. Daniel Coderre, rector of the university since 2009, stresses the key role INRS plays in society: “The results of this ranking show the effectiveness of our university’s unique model and the continuous efforts of INRS faculty. Their excellence and expertise in key sectors are driving advances in research and making significant contributions to the socioeconomic development of Quebec and Canada.”
 
INRS performance by the numbers
According to Research Infosource, INRS increased its research revenues by 11% in 2014 over the previous year, making it the Canadian leader for research intensity. On average, each professor obtained $415,500 in funding The university ranks number one in Quebec and number three in Canada among comprehensive universities in terms of private partnerships. It comes in at number two out of all Canadian universities for publication impact, and number three for publication intensity. 

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