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AUCC

Belém
, Brazil

November 2011

About the AUCC



Founded in 1911



95 member universities in 100 communities
across Canada



40,000 full
-
time faculty and more than 1 million
students

Postsecondary institutions in
Canada


Institutions vary in size, focus, and the
language in which they operate



All institutions have same broad mandate:
education, research and community
outreach

Roles defined by the
Constitution


Education is a provincial responsibility in
Canada


The federal government has
responsibilities that strongly relate to
postsecondary education


The federal government is responsible for
the national economy, for immigration and
foreign policy

Roles that have evolved over
time


The federal government is the primary funding
source for university research in Canada


The federal government transfers block funding
to the provinces to support postsecondary
education


The federal government plays a role in student
financial aid in Canada, by supporting students
through the tax system

Canada and the world’s top
economies (2010)

GDP

($
Trillion)

GDP

-

ranking

GDP

growth
over previous
year (percent)

GDP

per
capita

GDP per

capita


ranking

US

$14.82

#1

2.8

$47,200

#11

China

$10.09

#2

10.3

$7,600

#124

Japan

$4.31

#3

3.9

$34,000

#38

India

$4.06

#4

10.4

$3,500

#162

Brazil

$2.17


#8

7.5

$10,800

#101

Canada

$1.33

#14

3.0

$39,400

#22

Source: CIA World
Factbook
.

Canadian universities attracted
1.2
million
students in degree programs on Canadian
campuses in 2011

0
100,000
200,000
300,000
400,000
500,000
600,000
700,000
800,000
900,000
1,000,000
Enrolment

Full-time
Part-time
Funding sources of research performed by universities, 2010

Source: Statistics Canada.

Internal funding
allocated by
universities


$5.17 billion

(
46.3%)

External funding
attracted by
universities


$6 billion

(53.7%)

$ Millions

Federal
, $
2,874

Provincial, $
1,130

Private

sector
,
$912

Not
-
for
-
profit
sector
,
$970

Foreign

sources,
$117

Total:
$11.2
billion

In
2010,
an estimated
$11.2 billion
was invested in
university research

0
500
1,000
1,500
2,000
2,500
3,000
Millions of constant
2010 dollars

External funding sources of research performed by universities,
1995
-
2010

Federal
Provincial
Private sector
Not-for-profit sector
Foreign sources
Source: Statistics Canada.

2
3
4
5
6
7
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009p
2010p
TOTAL EXTERNAL FUNDING

$
billions

All sectors increased their investments in university research
over the last 15 years, most notably the federal government

Compared to many countries, universities in
Canada perform more of the country’s R&D

Percentage of overall research performed by the private sector and universities,
2008*
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%
Canada
US
UK
Australia
OECD
Private sector
Universities
* 2006 for Australia.

Source: OECD, Main Science and Technology Indicators 2010/1.

Independent Panel on Federal Support to
Research and Development


Government of Canada launched a comprehensive
review of federal programs that support business
innovation. Report published in October 2011


Calls
for a series of measures that will create closer
links among university research, business and
governments in order to create a more dynamic
culture of innovation in
Canada.


Recognizes
the pressing need for support for the
institutional costs of research.


Calls
for Canada to invest in basic research at
internationally
competitive levels
.


Canada
-
Brazil Cooperation


STATS


In 2008, there were over 500 Brazilian university students
studying in Canada.


Currently, Canada is host to approximately 14,000 Brazilian
language students.


Historically, there have been 187 partnership agreements
between Canadian and Brazilian universities, with 111 active
agreements in the areas of undergraduate and graduate
student exchanges, joint research, and faculty exchanges.


Since 1981, Canadian universities have joined with Brazilian
partners on 105 international development projects.


AUCC Brazil Workshop


Advancing Excellence in Strategic Engagement with
Brazil


100 participants


Workshop report and documents (
www.aucc.ca/brazil
)


Informs mission planning


Overwhelming
success that showed clear
Canada
-
Brazil
collaboration priorities
, such
as:


Aerospace
; Agriculture; Biotechnology; Climate change and
sustainable development; Engineering; Nanotechnology and
new materials; Oceanography; Pharmaceuticals; Information
technology and communications (ICT); and Renewable energy
.


Mapping process


Barriers still exist that will need to be overcome

AUCC Presidents’ Mission to Brazil


30+ Canadian university presidents to Brazil


April 25
-
May 4, 2012


Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paulo


Led by Governor General of Canada



Goal of raising the collective profile of the excellence of
Canadian universities



Platform to announce new measures to enhance
Canada
-
Brazil research collaboration, mobility, etc.



Thank you


AUCC contacts:

Gail Bowkett
-

gbowkett@aucc.ca

Jenna Shervill
-

jshervill@aucc.ca