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The University of Toronto tops Re$earch Infosource Inc.’s 2011 list of Canada’s leading research universities.

Re$earch Infosource Inc. is a division of The Impact Group, one of Canada’s leading consulting firms specializing in strategic planning, research and evaluation, and more, for organizations concerned with science, technology and innovation.

In ranking the universities, the firm took into consideration a university’s sponsored-research income, the number of full-time faculty, as well as research intensity. U of T is the only Ontario university in the top five, and has been ranked first since 2001.

“U of T Engineering is doing its part in keeping the university at the forefront of innovation by focusing on our strategic research themes,” said Professor Stewart Aitchison (ECE), Vice-Dean, Research. “As a result, our research funding has increased by 30% over the last three years.”

For more information on this year’s rankings, visit Re$earch Infosource Inc .

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