ERIC Number: ED468167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Research Funding at Alberta Universities, 2000-2001 Report.
Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
This report presents facts related to the funding of research at Alberta, Canada, universities. Data are provided by the universities, derived from audited financial schedules. Research at Alberta universities is supported in part by the provincial government through a number of programs. Sponsored research funding, funding received outside of regular university operating grants, to the 4 universities in Alberta has more than doubled over the past 5 years to $369 million (Canadian) in the 2000-2001 academic year. This large increase reflects both the introduction of new programs and expansion of existing programs, as well as increased capacity and capabilities at Alberta universities. The provincial government has more than tripled its funding for university research over the last 5 years, and federal government funding to Alberta university research has almost doubled over the last decade. Funding provided by the community and business sectors has continued to grow, with these sources making up a combined total of about $104.0 million, or 28% of sponsored research funding. Industry nearly doubled its investment in sponsored research over the past 5 years, and the nonprofit sector has increased its sponsored research funding to universities by 50.8% over the past 5 years. Research revenues and funding trends are summarized for each of the four universities: the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary; the University of Leithbridge, and Athabasca University. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Alberta Innovation and Science, Edmonton. University Research and Strategic Investments Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada