The University of Calgary, one of Canada’s top research universities, is located in Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 1966, the university serves 30,000 students, including 6,000 graduate students and offers over 150 graduate programs. In 2016, the university was ranked at 88% for level of satisfaction among graduate students.

As a top-ranked young university in Canada and one of the top 200 universities worldwide, UCalgary stands out among other Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas — the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. For 2015-2016, UCalgary received $360.5 million in sponsored research funding and was ranked in the top 10 most sustainable organizations in Canada.

With a strategic direction to become a global intellectual hub, the university attracts thousands of international students from all over the world and prides itself on its network of over 168,000 alumni living in 150+ countries, including Canadian astronaut and University of Calgary Chancellor, Robert Thirsk and Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG Technologies.

Calgary is a diverse, safe and friendly city; 29 percent of its citizens are immigrants and 140 languages are spoken. Calgary is a global energy centre that boasts the highest income per capita in Canada and has been ranked the fifth most livable city in the world by The Economist.

Research Strengths

The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines, with a focus on multidisciplinary research areas including:

  • Energy innovations for today and tomorrow
  • Human dynamics in a changing world
  • Engineering solutions for health
  • New Earth-space technologies
  • Infections, inflammation and chronic diseases
  • Brain and mental health
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