Saint Mary's University has shot up in the rankings of the well-regarded Research Universities of the Year (RUY) report by Toronto-based consultants Research Infosource.
The 2016 report, released October 27, shows Saint Mary's has leapt nine positions to 35th place from last year’s 44th ranking.
The RUY ranking method takes into account financial input (sponsored research income) and research output at Canadian universities. It also considers the impact and quality of that research output as reflected by the number of publications, publication intensity (research income per full-time faculty) and publication impacts (citations in peer-reviewed literature).
“I like this ranking system because it is a measure of return on investment of research dollars,” says Dr. Kevin Vessey (pictured), Associate Vice-President Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at Saint Mary’s. “The increase in our standing in the RUY ranking shows that the extraordinary impact of our research is being well recognized by others.”