Re$earch Infosource, an independent research and consulting firm, has ranked Carleton among Canada’s fastest growing research-intensive universities. Carleton’s external research income has reached more than $97 million, an increase of 12.7 per cent over the previous year and a 79 per cent over the past 4 years. This rapid growth places Carleton second among comprehensive universities in Canada in research income growth.

“Carleton’s researchers are on a roll,” said Carleton President and Vice-Chancellor, Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “This fall, Dr. Lenore Fahrig was awarded the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, the country’s top science and engineering prize, and this announcement confirms the extraordinary overall growth and impact of Carleton’s research.”

Carleton appears in seven of Re$earch Infosource’s Winners Circles, which represent the top universities by category. Carleton showed impressive growth in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), as well as in corporate research growth, which saw a 48.6 per cent increase.

Carleton also shows a significant 37 per cent growth in active research partnerships with not-for-profit groups. This reflects the trust external research partners have in collaborating with the university. Finally, the university’s notable five-year growth in research income through NSERC and SSHRC demonstrates the intensity, breadth and depth of Carleton’s research.

“Our continued growth in research intensity is gratifying,” said Rafik Goubran, Carleton’s vice-president (Research and International). “It is rewarding to see researchers recognized for taking bold and innovative approaches to tackling the world’s biggest challenges.”

Each year, Re$earch Infosource, an independent research and consulting firm focused on Canadian research and development, ranks Canada’s most research-intensive universities.

Carleton’s ongoing focus on collaborative research with major social, environmental and economic impact has earned international recognition. Carleton researchers continue to work closely with community and industry partners on innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and pressing challenges.

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