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University of Lethbridge second in rankings

The University of Lethbridge continues to trend up in the ranking of the country’s top research universities, according to the latest Research InfoSource annual Research Universities of the Year rankings list. The U of L jumped to second in the country in the 2017 Undergraduate classification, while also maintaining its 34th-place standing in the overall rankings list. It is the third successive year the University has made a gain in the rankings.

“Our faculty are among the best in the world at attracting research dollars to the university and pushing the research envelope,” says U of L Vice-President (Research) Dr. Erasmus Okine. “Their programs are consistently respected by their peers and through ranking mechanisms such as this and the recent MacLean’s rankings. Moreover, the work they are doing significantly impacts our daily lives and improves the quality of life for people throughout southern Alberta, Canada and beyond.”

Prairie universities were highlighted by Research Infosource for combining to beat the national trend in terms of research income growth, while the U of L was singled out for leading all undergraduate universities in research intensity per graduate student.

“For the second year in a row, Prairie universities turned in performance in excess of the national growth trend,” says Ron Freedman, CEO of Research Infosource Inc. “Four universities blew past the national trend by posting research income growth three or more times the national increase. As well, this year Research Infosource spotlighted university research intensity per graduate student (research income per graduate student enrolled in 2015-2016 at full-service universities). McMaster University ($81,100 per student), University of Guelph ($60,100 per student) and University of Lethbridge ($35,800 per student) headed the Medical/Doctoral, Comprehensive and Undergraduate categories respectively.”

Read more on the University of Lethbridge site

To look at the full rankings, visit the Research Infosource website.

University of Lethbridge second in rankings

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