The University of Guelph ranks among Canada’s top comprehensive research institutions in two annual surveys released today.

U of G placed second among comprehensive universities in the “Research University of the Year” ranking based on a survey published by Research Infosource.

In the annual “Top 50 Research Universities” list, U of G is second among comprehensive universities (those without a medical school).

U of G was also singled out for its prominent research partnerships with both private and non-profit organizations.

“It is wonderful that the University of Guelph has strengthened its place among Canada’s top research universities,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research).

“Research at Guelph builds on our phenomenal, traditional strengths, and extends to encompass a wide breadth of disciplines. Our research brings together faculty, staff, students and a variety of stakeholders in collaborative investigation to create discoveries that truly matter.”

For the “Research University of the Year” survey, Canada’s research universities are ranked in three categories: medical/doctoral, comprehensive and undergraduate.

Within each category, the top three universities are ranked based on research income, research intensity of faculty and graduate students, and number of publications in leading Canadian and international journals.

U of G was ranked No. 1 for research intensity in its division. Overall in the comprehensive category, the University of Waterloo was first and Simon Fraser University was third.

The “Top 50” list ranks Canada’s universities based on sponsored research income from public and non-governmental sources. Among all Canadian universities, U of G is 15th, the second-highest ranking for a university without a medical school.

New this year, Research Infosource highlighted research partnerships, looking at corporate and non-profit research grants and contracts from 2010 to 2014.

U of G was ranked No. 1 among comprehensive universities for corporate partnerships and third for non-profit collaborations.

Research Infosource is an independent national consulting firm. A division of The Impact Group, it tracks research activities of Canadian companies, universities and governments.

The research rankings will appear in the National Post and Ottawa Citizen in November.