Top Marks in Canada

By Renée Hartleib | spring 2015

Saint Mary’s University has been ranked first in Canada for international research collaboration. This special recognition is a part of Research Infosource’s annual rankings on university research. “It is wonderful that the magnitude of international research collaborations at Saint Mary’s has been recognized by Research Infosource,” says Dr. Kevin Vessey, Saint Mary’s Associate Vice-President, Research. “Being ranked first in Canada for research collaboration shines a spotlight on the truly international nature of our research endeavours as well.” A hefty 53.8 percent of the scholarly publications from Saint Mary’s were co-authored with researchers from outside of Canada. “This shows how plugged-in our researchers are around the world, as well as the merit of our research, which is appreciated so highly that it attracted these international collaborations,” says Dr. Vessey. SMU also ranked 48th on the Top 50 Research Universities list for the 11th consecutive year, up from 50th place last year.

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