Situated in the heart of Canada’s capital city, the University of Ottawa is the world’s largest bilingual French-English university. Consistently ranked among the top ten Canadian research universities, uOttawa operates 40 research centres and is a leader in medical photonics and catalysis research. It is also famous for promoting campus environmental sustainability measures.

First established in 1848, its ideal downtown location boasts ready access to the great institutions of Canada and its iconic campus is located along the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal. Bordered by parks, the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal, this large institution has a small-campus feel and gives students a chance to enjoy abundant green outdoor space.

Each year, the University of Ottawa welcomes more than 40,000 students, approximately 5,500 of which are international students.

Research Strengths

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

  • Canada and the World
  • Health
  • e-Society
  • Molecular and Environmental Sciences
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