Institut National de la Recherche ScientifiqueUniversity


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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 QuƩbec, 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.



Overall percentile


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 area

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 658th297th590th42nd
Arts and Humanities 526th250th488th38th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 745th419th668th51st
Chemistry 509th261st430th23rd
Computer Science 471st190th373rd28th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 518th255th450th44th
Energy 297th80th195th8th
Engineering 425th171st328th21st
Environmental Science 470th197th382nd25th
Mathematics 353rd119th260th8th
Medicine 659th376th609th52nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 726th348th629th40th
Physics and Astronomy 486th212th415th24th
Social Sciences 508th182nd433rd30th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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