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Foundation: 1969

Mission: The purpose of the Institute is basic and applied research, graduate studies and the training of researchers. Within the framework of this purpose and while pursuing the specific goals of university research, the Institute shall, in particular, direct its activities towards the economic, social and cultural development of Québec, while ensuring the transfer of knowledge and technologies in all sectors in which it operates.

Vision: INRS differs from traditional universities by its interdisciplinary organization of research by major strategic sectors, a characteristic that distinguishes it both in the design and execution of research projects and in the training offered to graduate students. INRS, through its mission, is dedicated to research in the service of Quebec society. Basic and applied research are sources of economic, social and cultural progress. INRS considers that, in a true research institute, the two approaches are inseparable. It is therefore the full force of interdisciplinary basic and applied research that is available to public and private partners, in Quebec, Canada and internationally, who wish to innovate in order to respond to the strategic issues of Quebec society.


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Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2484th409th1607th49th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2349th571st1749th60th
Chemistry 2374th450th1570th50th
Computer Science 1550th338th1043rd42nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2190th357th1316th45th
Energy 1045th213th601st26th
Engineering +1744th346th1130th40th
Environmental Science 2354th384th1369th44th
Mathematics 520th128th325th12th
Medicine +3116th643rd2171st83rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3318th556th2016th67th
Physics and Astronomy 1846th362nd1239th41st
Social Sciences +2254th470th1491st58th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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