Research funding at UNBC jumped nearly 17 per cent as the university has moved up two spots in the latest edition of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities produced by Research Infosource Inc.
UNBC earned $17.7 million in research income in fiscal year 2022, the fourth straight year UNBC’s total has increased.
It marks the second highest total ever in UNBC history, nearly matching the $17.8 million earned in 2010. UNBC’s research income growth was in the top 5 of universities in its category this year.
“Every day UNBC researchers are leading change in their fields by sharing what they learn and discover with the world,” says UNBC president Geoff Payne.
“Earning research funds is a competitive process, so it is gratifying to see that UNBC’s researchers have been successful in increasing the amount of research income for four consecutive years.”
This year, Research Infosource did a five-year spotlight on university research partnerships and collaborations.
UNBC saw substantial growth in all of the metrics analyzed, including a 157 per cent increase in corporate funded research, a 105 per cent increase in cross-sector publication collaborations and an 82 per cent increase in not-for-profit research income.
Through partnerships with individuals and groups in the non-profit sector, with industry, and with fellow academics from around the world, UNBC researchers are identifying solutions to help communities prepare for pressing global challenges,” says UNBC vice-president of research and innovation Paula Wood-Adams.
“Our faculty, as both innovators and mentors, continue to create an enriching environment where students are inspired to discover through research.”