SFU is the top innovative university in Canada: 2021 university rankings

The World’s Universities with Real Impact (WURI) rankings measure how universities create value for society. The 2021 rankings put SFU third in the world for its entrepreneurial spirit and 24th overall among innovative universities, placing SFU as the number one innovative university in Canada—and the only one at that to crack the top 100.

SFU VentureLabs is a key part of the university’s innovation strategy called SFU Innovates which has a mission to engage SFU researchers, staff, and students with communities and partners to solve societal challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship. 

SFU is an institution that maintains a spirit that challenges conventions, celebrates new ideas and embraces unconventional partnerships, and has grown into one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Dugan O’Neil, SFU’s vice-president, research and international sums it up:

“SFU continues to gain ground in our research and innovation capacities, and our impact—and the global and national rankings reflect that. I am proud and thankful for our community of researchers, staff, and students—they are the ones that make SFU the exceptional institution it is today. They have made the university stand out.”

Read the full story by Tia O’Grady at SFU news.

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