Our Impact

U15 universities are the springboard for cutting-edge research and innovation. We strengthen Canada’s economy, and attract stellar students and faculty. Here’s a snapshot of our impact.

15 Member Universities
Canadian research-focused universities
$8.5 Billion in Research Conducted
U15 universities conduct about $8.5 B worth of research annually.
83% Private-sector Research
83% of all contracted private-sector research in Canada
79% Research Funding
79% of all competitively allocated research funding in Canada
81% Patents
81% of Canadian university patents
85% Technology Licenses
U15 universities hold 85% of Canadian university technology licenses
46% University Students
Home to 46 percent of all university students in Canada
70% Doctoral Students
70% of full-time doctoral students in Canada study at U15 universities

Collage of images from the U15 member universities