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Research & Innovation

  • The University published 1,019 research papers related to SDG9  between 2017 and 2021, making them the 77th institution in the world when measured by the number of publications.


Operations & support

  • The University of Toronto has filed over 1,000 patent applications in the past 10 years a leader in North America.
  • The University attracts more than $150 million in research funding per year from commercial and industry partners.

Outreach & Partnership

  • The Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy mission is to study, teach, and apply novel methods and disciplines to the study of innovation and its impact on growth and society. Areas of focus include: innovation and growth, innovation and inequality, globalization and innovation, social innovation, new technologies and their impact on society, innovation in traditional industries, and arts and innovation.
  • The Toronto Institute of Advanced Manufacturing (TIAM) mission is to expedite research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies by creating a multidisciplinary network focused on sharing knowledge, ideas and resources. TIAM strives for global leadership by translating lab-based technologies into commercial, scaled-up processes and by contributing to the education and training of highly qualified personnel in the manufacturing sector.

Impact Rankings

The University of Toronto was ranked in 63rd in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for SDG 9. The breakdown of scores are as follows:

Overall Score: 92.2
SDG9 Research: 99.9
Patents citing research: 100
University spin-offs: 99.3
Research income from industry and commerce 80.3

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