University of Calgary

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The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university, ranked one of Canada’s top research universities, combining the best of university tradition with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity. UCalgary’s main campus occupies a beautiful setting with a view of the Rocky Mountains, covering more than 200 hectares – an area larger than Calgary’s entire downtown. Currently, more than 30,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. UCalgary has graduated an estimated 160,000 alumni over its 50-year history, including the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and current Mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi. UCalgary has around 1,800 academic staff actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching in Canada and around the world, and more than 3,100 staff, making it one of the largest employers in Calgary. The university produces an economic impact of $7.92 billion in the province of Alberta. The University of Calgary is guided by our clear Eyes High strategic focus — to become one of Canada’s top five research universities. The academic priorities that provide a foundation for the university to reach its strategic direction are (2012 Academic Plan):
  • Talent attraction and retention
  • Teaching and research integration
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Leadership
  • Internationalization
  • Connection with community
  • Sustainability

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