Research at UQAT
UQAT gets high marks for research
First in Canada for the volume of research per graduate and post-graduate student, UQAT also ranks 3rd in the constituents of the Université du Québec network with regard to the average value of research grants per professor: $93,000, according to Université du Québec data for 2007-2008.
Outstanding research by outstanding researchers
Adapted to the social and economic characteristics of the region, the research initiatives at UQAT produce remarkable results in several areas of scientific activity. Furthermore, several UQAT researchers are known worldwide in several fields.
Research at UQAT is:
- 60 researchers
- 9 research chairs and 10 research units
- Close to $13 million in research for 2008-2009
- Leading-edge laboratories and equipment
- An average of $93,000 in grants and contracts per professor in 2007-2008
- 13 projects funded by the Foundation for Canadian Innovation (FCI) in the forestry, mining and agriculture sectors ($3.5 million)
- Close to $2 million in grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for close to 30 projects in 2007-2008
- Ongoing projects in partnership with Aboriginal communities, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) ($400,000)
- Promising sectors: wood processing, reclamation of abandoned mine sites, silviculture and ligniculture (intensive silviculture), underground communications, thermoplastics, development of small communities, water resources, agri-food and Aboriginal forestry