UPEI is a growing centre of research excellence in Atlantic Canada. Our Strategic Research Plan identifies eleven areas of research expertise, divided into three main categories or constellations: Environment, Health, and Community and Culture.
The number of graduate students at UPEI has grown in the past decade by more than 200 per cent, with several new programs offered across eight academic faculties and schools.
Ranked the number one university in Canada for research income growth in 2013, UPEI manages over $11 million in annual research expenditures and is home to many research chairs, including the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology.
UPEI's research expertise includes:
- 3 Canada Research Chairs
- 1 Canada Excellence Research Chair
- 1 UNESCO Chair
- 3 Endowed Chairs
- 1 Chair of L.M. Montgomery Studies, and Applied Communication, Leadership, and Culture
- 8 research institutes and centres
- A world-class veterinary school and teaching hospital