Research, discovery and innovation in Canadian Universities

February 25, 2013 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Canadian Universities

Quick facts

  • Universities are a $30-billion enterprise.
  • Universities undertake $10 billion worth of research activities.
  • About 55 to 60 percent of research performed by universities is externally funded.
  • The federal government is the largest external funder of university research, providing $3 billion annually for the direct costs of research, institutional costs of research, infrastructure and salary support.
  • The university sector is the second largest performer of research in Canada after the private sector.
  • Federal funding of the institutional costs of research for Canada’s universities averages 23.3%, while U.S., U.K., Australia provide 40% to 60%.

Click here for more information from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada.

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