Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (French-English) university in the world. uOttawa’s advantages -- bilingualism, central location and academic and research excellence – provide an ideal environment to build partnerships with federal institutions and research industries including in Kanata North.
Together with its affiliated hospital research institutes, uOttawa is an internationally acclaimed innovator. Our researchers are world leaders in photonics, vascular and cardiovascular health, brain and mental health, Francophonie, public policy and social justice, artificial intelligence and the environment. With more than 24 research centres and institutes across faculties and disciplines, uOttawa promotes dynamic research collaboration and leverages Ottawa’s government laboratories, industry and policy-makers. We foster a university community that values cultural diversity, equity and inclusion.
Research and Learning Environment
As the University of Ottawa charts its vision for the next decade with a new strategic plan, we’re taking research in a new direction, building on our strengths to better understand and improve the world around us. The result is four interconnected strategic areas of research: creating a sustainable environment, advancing just societies, shaping the digital world, and enabling lifelong health and wellness. The themes enable us to tackle some of humanity’s most pressing challenges, while pursuing our ideals of excellence, relevance and impact.
The University promotes active and experiential earning and boasts one of the top co-op programs in Canada. Students are also encouraged to build international experience through the innovative uOGlobal program.
With students and faculty from more than 145 countries, the University of Ottawa offers opportunities to build research collaborations with the best institutions in the world, including 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 joint satellite office of France’s Université de Lyon and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique — located on uOttawa’s campus — are examples of the international level of our engagements.