Our strategy

Eyes High, our institutional vision and strategy, outlines our dreams, goals and ambitions as a university. 

In our bold and ambitious vision, UCalgary will be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching, and integrated with the community of Calgary.

One of the top 200 universities worldwide.

Our foundational commitments

Teaching and learning

We believe students do best in a research environment rich in experiential learning, where they can critically examine the world around them and be part of solving problems.

Learn about our teaching excellence

Research and scholarship

We believe research can change the world. We're driven to seek and share answers to our most challenging problems in a cross-disciplinary way, focused on six global priorities.

Read about our research themes

Community engagement

We believe that great universities and great communities are essential to each other. We were created to serve our communities, and we remain committed to that purpose.

Learn about our community commitment

Our Academic and Research Plans define our path to excellence in teaching, learning and research.