INRS is a university dedicated to fundamental and applied research, graduate studies and the training of researchers in its four research Centres in Quebec City, Laval, Montreal and Varennes. Part of the Université du Québec network, INRS University ranks first in Canada in terms of research intensity (funding per faculty member).
Overview of INRS
INRS (Institut national de la recherche scientifique) ranks first in Canada in terms of research and publication intensity. It brings together professors, researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in its four research centres in Montreal, Quebec City, Laval, and Varennes. INRS operates with an annual budget of $115 million and receives $65 million in research grants and contracts.
- Eau Terre Environnement
The Eau Terre Environnement Research Centre (Research Centre on Water, Earth, and the Environment) involves 40 professors who work to improve the protection, conservation, and development of natural resources. They work with a multidisciplinary approach that they believe is crucial for creating the global vision necessary for the understanding and sustainable management of water and land resources.
- Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications
The Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (Energy Materials Telecommunications) Research Centre is a centre of excellence in research, innovation, and graduate and postgraduate education in the fields of advanced materials, nanotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and sustainable energy.
- INRS-Institut Armand-Frapppier
The INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier Research Centre contributes to Quebec research efforts, graduate and postgraduate training, and technology transfer in the fields of human, animal, and environmental health.
- Urbanisation Culture Société
The Urbanisation Culture Société Research Centre has close to 40 professors from about ten different disciplines of social sciences, some 150 graduate and postgraduate students, and about 10 postdoctoral fellows. The Centre has a budget of approximately $4.6 million, with over $3.9 million from research grants and contracts.