The University of Calgary is a comprehensive academic and research institution, with a mission to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that provide benefits to our society and global communities. It is the creation of new knowledge in all forms that distinguishes us as a research university. Our ability to engage students in discovery and innovation further sets us apart among competing research universities. Eyes High is the University of Calgary's strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by the university’s 50th anniversary in 2016. This bold vision is grounded in innovative learning, teaching, and engagement with the Calgary community.
Guided by these priorities, we have identified Research Themes and Research Platforms that provide a framework for the research activities we will pursue. These research activities will be driven by current societal needs, engage our communities, and create opportunities for international prominence.