Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2018
Spotlight: Corporate Research Partnerships 2013-2017





Research Infosource shines the spotlight on university corporate research partnerships as measured by grants or contracts received from corporate sources during the period FY2013-FY2017 at full-service universities.

 Corporate Research Income FY2013-FY2017
Rank Medical $000
1 McMaster University $498,461   
2 University of Toronto $464,169   
3 Université de Montréal $390,030   
  Tier Average (16) $207,576   
Rank Comprehensive $000
1 University of Guelph $99,903   
2 University of Waterloo $78,375   
3 Université du Québec à Montréal $43,902   
  Tier Average (11) $31,076   
Rank Undergraduate $000
1 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi $48,995   
2 Laurentian University $30,543   
3 Lakehead University $15,925   
  Tier Average (18) $8,718   
Overall universities average $000 (45) = $84,888


 Corporate Research Income as % of Total University Research Income FY2013-FY2017
Rank Medical %
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland 31.4   
2 McMaster University 29.5   
3 Western University 20.4   
  Tier Average (16) 11.9   
Rank Comprehensive %
1 University of Guelph 13.5   
2 Université du Québec à Montréal 12.9   
3 University of New Brunswick 12.9   
  Tier Average (11) 7.5   
Rank Undergraduate %
1 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi 38.6   
2 Laurentian University 28.0   
3 Lakehead University 14.5   
  Tier Average (18) 11.6   
Overall universities average (45) = 11.3%


 Corporate Research Income Growth (% Change FY2013-FY2017)
Rank Medical %
1 Memorial University of Newfoundland 160.2   
2 Queen's University 105.6   
3 Université Laval 51.5   
  Tier Average (16) 29.3   
Rank Comprehensive %
1 York University 354.3   
2 University of Victoria 261.0   
3 University of New Brunswick 173.6   
  Tier Average (11) 13.5   
Rank Undergraduate %
1 Laurentian University 95.6   
2 Université du Québec à Rimouski 85.8   
3 Brock University 69.1   
  Tier Average (18) -6.3   
Overall universities average (45) = 26.4%


Notes:
  1. Based on full-service universities on the 2018 Top 50 Research Universities list and reported research income from corporate sources in the form of a grant or contract for all 5 years FY2013-FY2017.
  2. Financial data were obtained from Statistics Canada.
  3. Apparent ties due to rounding.


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