U of L maintains top-three Research Infosource ranking

The University of Lethbridge has maintained a top-three ranking among Canadian undergraduate universities in the annual Research Infosource’s Top 50 Research Universities list.

The U of L was ranked first in terms of total number of publications and third in publication intensity.

Last year, the U of L was named Research University of the Year (Undergraduate Category). Research Infosource indicated that a decline in provincial research funding, as well as reined in corporate funding, contributed to lower scores for all Alberta universities.

“The impact and quality of the research conducted at the University of Lethbridge continues to be recognized as among the best in Canada,” says Vice-President (Research) Dr. Dan Weeks. “This impact is felt in our economy and throughout society as a whole, and is of tremendous benefit to our undergraduate and graduate students who are taught by, and work beside, faculty who are leaders their fields.”

Weeks says one of the priorities of the U of L is to ensure that research conducted at the U of L is impactful to external stakeholders and society as a whole. For example, earlier this year, the U of L launched the Community University Research Exchange (CURE) - an initiative that facilitates the interaction and exchange of ideas between the U of L and the external community.

Research Infosource is Canada’s leading provider of research intelligence for business and higher education. Canada’s Top 50 ResearchUniversities List is released each fall. Using Statistics Canada data and the Canadian University R&D Database, the list ranks universities by their research income. Accompanying the Top 50 List each year are Research Universities of the Year rankings based on a balanced scorecard of input, output and impact measures.