The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university–a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction–Eyes High–to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
As a comprehensive research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. The multidisciplinary research themes that will guide the university towards its top five goal are: brain and mental health; human dynamics in a changing world; engineering solutions for health; energy innovations; infections, inflammation and chronic diseases; and new earth-space technologies.
The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves nearly 31,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs give graduates global context while promoting diversity and innovation in teaching and research.
The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas–the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability–living a set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership, and campus operations.