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.

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

Collage of images from the U15 member universities