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UNB’s research publications and community engagement highlighted in rankings placement

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Jan 25, 2022

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

Research Infosource has announced their Top 50 Canadian Research Universities rankings for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Among comprehensive universities, the University of New Brunswick maintained its top rank in not-for-profit funding, and maintained its position as one of Canada’s top 30 research institutions. Among all Canadian universities, including the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, UNB maintained a stable position in 27th place.

UNB also maintained a top position in not-for-profit research funding as a share of its total revenue, and earned a silver podium position for international collaborative publications growth between 2000 and 2019. During that period, international collaborations increased by 569.2 per cent.

“Seeing nearly 20 per cent of UNB’s research income once again coming from not-for-profit sources reinforces our view of UNB as a driver for positive impact for our communities and our world through our research activity,” said Dr. Paul J. Mazerolle, president and vice-chancellor of UNB. “This impressive growth in collaborative publications, nearly doubling every three years, further supports our vision of UNB as a university of impact, not just at home, but around the globe.”

UNB’s research income increased by more than $2 million, or 4.4 per cent, year-over-year, keeping it among Canada’s top 10 for research income. Research income both per faculty member and per graduate student also increased over the previous reporting period.

With $9.6 million in research conducted with funding from not-for-profit sources, UNB maintained its fourth position among Canadian comprehensive universities for total funding amount.

“This year’s rankings reflect our role as New Brunswick’s national comprehensive university, and our potential for further development as we pursue our growth agenda over the next decade” said Dr. David MaGee, UNB vice-president (research). “It is reflective of our continued drive toward increasing research excellence, impact and intensity, and our research community’s continuing quest to expand our knowledge and our solutions to the grand challenges facing our community.”

Research Infosource Inc. is Canada's source of R&D intelligence. Drawing from proprietary databases, Research Infosource publishes Canada’s Innovation Leaders, which includes the annual Canada's Top 50 Research Universities rankings list.

Media contact: Jeremy Elder-Jubelin