posted on Oct. 26: McMaster makes two top 10 lists for research intensity, income


McMaster University is on two national top 10 lists that rank research intensity and income at Canadian universities.

The University is one of only 10 universities in the country to top the $100-million mark in sponsored research income in 2000, according to a report ranking Top 50 Research
published Thursday.

The University moved into the top ten group, as its $106.9 million was an increase of 24.4 per cent over the previous year, when it was in 11th place.

In the same report, McMaster is also on the top 10 list which ranked Canadian universities by research intensity, defined as
research dollars per full-time faculty position. Averaging $117,600 per faculty position, McMaster placed 7th, or 37 per cent higher
than the Top 50 average of $85,900.

Mamdouh Shoukri, vice-president research and international affairs, says McMaster has seen a significant increase in its
sponsored research income over the last few years.

We've seen an increase of more than $25 million in just the last couple of years and we expect that to grow again next year,
he says, adding that the University is now seeing the results of new provincial and federal research investment programs like the Ontario
Research & Development Challenge Fund and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

The study shows that 65 per cent of the research money comes from all levels of government, with the remainder coming from
corporations, private donors and non-profit organizations.

The report was published by Research Infosource Inc. based on
data collected by Statistics Canada.