This week in world in brief: Research income rises at Canada’s top universities; Vietnam gets climate research centre; GSK invests $50m in research in Canada; Malawi university reopens; Brazil-EU in joint ICT call.
Research income rises at Canada’s top universities
The total research income of Canada’s top 50 research institutions grew 3.6 per cent last year to CND$6.5bn (€4.6bn), according to figures published by consultancy company Research Infosource. In its top 50 research universities list, 33 universities posted an increase in research income and 17 posted a decrease. “The 2010 result caps a decade in which university research income rose by 134 per cent,” said Ron Freedman, the head of Research Infosource. “Research income growth actually outstripped overall economic growth in 2010,” he said.