University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. We are making tremendous progress on our journey to become one of the nation’s top five research institutions, where research and innovative teaching go hand-in-hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. Our strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university’s Gaelic motto, which translates as ”I will lift up my eyes”. UCalgary has been named North America’s top young university   five years running and ranks sixth amongst Canadian universities for research income and intensity.

Research and Learning Environment
UCalgary’s research plan contains three major goals: matching our strengths with opportunities, increasing our research capacity, and creating a dynamic environment to promote research excellence. To achieve these goals, we identified six strategic research themes in which we have a critical mass of expertise: Energy Innovations for Today and Tomorrow; New Earth-Space Technologies; Brain and Mental Heath; Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases; Engineering Solutions for Health: Biomedical Engineering; and Human Dynamics in A Changing World.
International Engagement
UCalgary is engaged in a wide range of international activity, producing graduates with global knowledge and forging strategic alliances. UCalgary operates a campus in Qatar focused on nursing; offers an international energy lawyer program with the University of Houston and delivers the world’s most holistic energy-management program. The university partners with organizations in China, Mexico and Israel to implement the Global Research Initiative in Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources. Development projects are ongoing in Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa.


Core Research Strengths: 
Toward low carbon energy
Space physics/astrophysics
Information security
Brain and mental health
Cardiovascular sciences
Inflammation and chronic diseases
Petroleum engineering
Biomedial engineering
Artic research
Urban studies