Research

Quick facts on the research work happening at Ontario's universities

the number of Ontario universities in the Top 15 Research Institutions in Canada1

the number of Ontario universities in the Top 50 Research Institutions in Canada1

the share of externally-funded research dollars distributed to Ontario universities listed among the top 50 research institutions in Canada1

the percentage of total federal research dollars distributed to Ontario universities in 20142

the share of expenditures on research and development in Canada by Ontario colleges and universities in 2012 3

the amount spent by Ontario universities on research and development in 20154

the percentage of all research and development spending in the province in 2015 that came from Ontario universities4

the amount of externally-funded research dollars generated by Ontario universities in 2013-145


  1. Research Infosource: Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities List 2015
  2. CAUBO’s Financial Information of Universities and Colleges 2013/2014, Report 2.1A
  3. Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 358-0001. These data include both colleges and universities.
  4. Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 358-0001.
  5. Council of Ontario Finance Officers (COFO)