Oshawa’s Ontario Tech University earns #2 national ranking for research schools


Published January 18, 2023 at 12:38 pm

Ontario Tech University research reputation continues to trend upwards on the national stage after the Oshawa school was ranked #2 for 2022 in the Undergraduate category for Research University of the Year.

The accolade comes from Research Infosource, Canada’s premier research ranking organization and a leading provider of research intelligence for business and higher education.

Ontario Tech finished third in the 2021 rankings, which look at research income at Canada’s 21 small universities. The Universitie du Quebec a Rimouski took top honours both years.

Currently in its 20th academic year and still one of the country’s youngest research-intensive institutions, Ontario Tech has climbed to the top of the rankings for its research portfolio among its peers and solidified its growth in industry-sponsored research income.

The rankings, which were released today (January 18), specifically reflect data for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Ontario Tech also finished #3 in the country among smaller universities for corporate research income ($5.465 million) and #3 for corporate research income as a percentage of total research income.

The school was also ranked #1 in Canada for research income from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada ($20.2 million) and #1 for research council income as a percentage of total research income.

Ontario Tech has emerged as a vital research hub and cluster of expertise anchoring the eastern Greater Toronto Area. It has built more than 80 world-class research and laboratory facilities that support a diverse research community of award-winning faculty and graduate students.

Among all universities in Canada Ontario Tech finished 37th (up one spot from the previous year) with $21,170 in sponsored research income.

The top ten include university heavyweights such as the University of Toronto, UBC, McGill, Universite de Montreal and the University of Alberta.

McMaster University in Hamilton was ranked ninth in the nation.

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