University of Calgary

2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, Canada

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About University of Calgary

Founded in 1966, the University of Calgary is a publicly funded research-intensive university. It has 14 different faculties that offer over 250 academic programs. It is also home to more than 50 research institutes and centers. It has five different campuses in the Calgary area, and one international campus located in Doha, Qatar.

91.1 percent of those who graduate become employed within 6 months of graduation, with most of those in fields related to their discipline of study. In terms of research, it is ranked as the top #6 research university. Over 1,800 Academic staff are actively engaged in research, scholarship, and teaching for 30,000 students. Research focuses on six global priority areas: Energy innovations, human dynamics in a changing world, engineering solutions for health, new Earth-Space technologies, infections, inflammation and chronic diseases, and brain and mental health. These priorities lead the research focus for the institution.

U of C is ranked number 8 for universities in Canada, by the Center for World University rankings, and 177 in the world. It has also been awarded one of Canada's safest employers, as well as awards for most diverse. University of Calgary is also home to the Dinos, with 500 student-athletes competing on varsity teams each year. Since 1976, Dinos student-athletes have brought home 14 Olympic and Paralympic medals.

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