University of Ottawa

Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa is located in the heart of the nation’s capital, with ready access to national institutions. As the world’s largest bilingual (French-English) university, we’re committed to academic and research excellence and to the promotion of cultural diversity. UOttawa, together with its academic hospitals and health research institutes, are acclaimed innovators. Our researchers are world leaders in photonics, cardiac and vascular health, catalysis, human rights and  social  justice.  With  more  than 20 research centres and seven institutes cutting across faculties and disciplines, uOttawa promotes dynamic research collaboration and leverages Ottawa’s government laboratories, industry and policymakers.

Research and Learning Environment
The University promotes active and experiential learning and boasts one of the largest co-op programs in Canada. The e-Hub, a holistic model of entrepreneurship and the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement encourage students to view change as a source of social and economic opportunity, while giving them real-world experience. The university strategic research priorities center on 4 pillars: Canada and the World, Health, e-Society, and Molecular and Environmental Sciences.
International Engagement
With students and faculty from over 100 countries, the University of Ottawa offers opportunities to build research collaborations with the best institutions in the world, such as Germany’s Max Planck Institutes and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The establishment of the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics as well as the Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine are examples of the international level of our engagements.


Core Research Strengths: 
Cardiovscular science
Catalysis and green chemistry
Public policy
Law and technologies
Regenerative medicine