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January 30, 2023

NBCC named to list of top 50 research colleges

For the first time, NBCC has earned a spot on Research Infosource Inc’s list of the Top 50 Research Colleges in Canada for 2022, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of NBCC’s Applied Research and Innovation department. Among medium-sized colleges, NBCC ranked sixth in research partnerships, 11th in research funding, and 16th in completed research and student researchers.

“As we celebrate a decade of applied research at NBCC, this designation recognizes the tremendous value of the work our staff and students do to help communities and industries find solutions to the challenges that are holding them back,” said Ann Drennan, Vice President, Academic, Innovation, and Student Affairs at NBCC. “It’s another example of extraordinary people doing extraordinary work across NBCC to transform New Brunswick’s workforce.”

Over 10 years, 2,600 NBCC students and staff have been engaged in applied research projects that have advanced solutions for hundreds of businesses and community organizations. Research projects in areas ranging from cybersecurity, to energy efficiency, healthy aging in place for seniors, and advanced manufacturing have contributed significantly to the province’s economic and social wellbeing.

About NBCC: As one of New Brunswick’s largest postsecondary education institutions, NBCC drives social and economic wellbeing across the province. NBCC welcomes 11,000 learners each year through quality-assured, relevant training opportunities. Supported by the Going Beyond campaign, NBCC is committed to accelerating skills development, innovating educational delivery, and reaching unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers. Find out more at:

About Research Infosource Inc.: Research Infosource Inc. is a leading research, consulting, and publishing firm, specializing in the areas of policy, research, business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, innovation, and the Canadian R&D ecosystem. Research Infosource is widely acknowledged as a respected and leading source of ranking information on research universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges that are used and followed by the research and innovation community, opinion and policy leaders in the government, research, corporate, higher education and non-profit sectors.

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