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.
87% Private-sector Research
87% of all contracted private-sector research in Canada
80% Research Funding
80% of all competitively allocated research funding in Canada
80% Patents and Start-ups
80% of Canadian university patents and start-ups
81% Technology Licenses
U15 universities hold 81% of Canadian university technology licenses
47% University Students
Home to 47 percent of all university students in Canada
71% Doctoral Students
71% of full-time doctoral students in Canada study at U15 universities

Collage of images from the U15 member universities