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Sask Polytech ranks ninth among top 50 research colleges – Sask Today

Dec 08, 2023

Polytech earns top ranking in multiple categories.

SASKATCHEWAN – Saskatchewan Polytechnic has reached an impressive milestone by securing the nineth overall position in Re$earch InfoSource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Colleges list. Sask Polytech ranks first for number of completed research projects, with 382 research projects in 2021-22. Sask Polytech also secured second place for number of research partnerships, with 185 collaborations, and number of paid student researchers, with 347 students actively engaged in research.

Sask Polytech received fourth place for industry research growth, with a 154 per cent increase from the previous year. These rankings are a testament to Sask Polytech’s ability to secure financial support from industry and government, transforming ideas into practical solutions.

“I am proud of the hard work and dedication of our applied research team,” says Dr. Susan Blum, Applied Research and Innovation associate vice-president. “In five years, our team has moved up from 35/50 to the top 10. It has been a team effort to increase the number of research projects completed, research partnerships undertaken and student researchers assisting with projects. Our researchers, along with students, complete innovative and exciting projects with industry and community partners. This work is important because it helps identify and solve real-world problems and leads to the development of innovative new products and services.”

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