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New website highlights Quebec’s research strengths

Montréal, QC – Québec’s chief scientist Rémi Quirion has launched Le Québec en recherche, a new web space that highlights the excellence of Québec researchers and research students in natural sciences and engineering, health sciences, social sciences and humanities and arts and literature.

“Our researchers contribute to advancing knowledge and enhancing our collective quality of life and the common good. We must make their work known to Québecers, Canadians and the international community loudly and clearly,” says Professor Quirion.

The new Web space is intended be a source of information for the academic and private sectors, governments, the media and the general public.

Discussions on the website are based on a survey of 1,320 university and college research groups (centres, networks, institutes, teams, chairs, etc.), In addition, researchers were interviewed to explain the impact of their work – on society, culture, health, the economy, public decision- and policy-making, the environment, and more.

The site also presents a series of indicators that illustrate Québec’s contribution to research at the international level in terms of investment, research capacity and scientific output. New content will be added in the upcoming months, and an English version will be released shortly.

The Fonds de recherche collaborated with the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies to document the research indicators and with Science Metrix to survey the research groups.