The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city. Together, our 14 faculties spread across five campuses are making tremendous progress on our journey to become a top five Canadian research institution, 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”. In 2019, UCalgary ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Centre for World University Ranking. The University of Calgary ranked in No. 1 in Canada and 25th in the world by the Times Higher Education Golden Age Ranking.
Research and Learning Environment
UCalgary’s academic and research plans drive innovation and are connected through mutual values of student experience and impact. To achieve these goals, we have identified six research themes and two cross-cutting themes, enabling us to focus on research and scholarship in areas of strength while demonstrating leadership in globally relevant issues. We are committed to engaging our students in learning guided by processes of discovery, creativity, and innovation, and strive to provide hands-on, entrepreneurial experiences.
As an award-winning leader in internationalization, we aim to produce graduates with global knowledge and forge 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 new knowledge we create through cutting-edge research results in societal impact and positive change in local, national, and international communities. Development projects are ongoing in Africa and Asia.