Université de Sherbrooke is one of the most prestigious universities in the country in research – News – Université de Sherbrooke
for 4e For one year in a row, Université de Sherbrooke has been ranked among Canada’s 15 largest research universities by Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities, a clear sign of growth.
The results, released by Research Infosource on January 18, are based on research returns for 2020-2021. For UdeS, it is $207.3 million, an increase compared to the previous year.
Research income refers to the money a university receives to support its research activities: fellowships awarded to researchers, research grants, and contracts awarded by private companies or government or non-profit organizations.
When a university sees its research revenue increase, it can be seen as a sign of trust from funding agencies, who see the institution as a strong ally in innovation and solving social problems.
Treatment of Lyme disease, development of greener materials, monitoring of forests and water bodies, prevention of misinformation, early diagnosis of cancer, optimization of the electricity grid and much more: UdeS projects arise from the desire to respond to the specific needs of society.
According to Professor Jean-Pierre Perreault, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, this momentum is not about to run out:
For 4 years in a row, UdeS has maintained its enviable position among Canada’s 15 largest research universities. These results are unprecedented for us and clearly show that we are making progress. And everything is in place to continue our rise
Jean-Pierre Perreault, Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies
It should be recalled that last year UdeS was brilliantly chosen in this list, especially winning 1D It is included in the category of unprecedented growth of research income in 20 years.
Partnership research: a solid anchor to sustain growth
In addition to recognition with specific research activities in various fields, UdeS stands out for its desire to help organizations innovate, whether they are non-profit organizations, SMEs, municipalities or large companies. Many special research projects stem from these partnerships, which greatly contribute to the enviable position of UdeS in the Top 50.
For Rector, Professor Pierre Cossette, this partnership-based structure is a real trump card: “We have an ecosystem that facilitates building bridges between laboratories and industry, increasing our ability to create transferable knowledge and make it available. from the common good. This feature also makes it easier to get research funding, which is why we have had steady growth in recent years. »
I would like to congratulate all the people who make up our research community.
Pierre Cossette, rector
UdeS is pleased to reach 15e in Canada’s Top 50 this year, especially since he already knows his run will continue next year.
Research in UdeS in brief
– A research community of over 6,000 people
– 6 slots of excellence that promote interdisciplinary research
– 22 research centers
– 88 research chairs
– 2 international CNRS research laboratories, LN2 and IRL
– 6 research institutes
– An unparalleled learning environment for the next generation of scientists
– About twenty research platforms
– A support structure that promotes technology transfer