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Research at the University of Calgary

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. 

Energy Research Strategy in motion

Strategic Research Plan

The Strategic Research Plan identifies three major priorities that will contribute to the achievement of the Eyes High strategic direction:

  • Match our strengths with opportunities
  • Increase our research capacity
  • Create a dynamic research environment to promote research excellence

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.

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In March 2015, the Vice President (Research) announced a $1 million injection into BME with the purpose to jump start BIG initiatives. 

Stephen Herrero, EVDS professor emeritus, is study's lead North American researcher

Students benefit from the real-life research experiences offered by Markin scholarships

UCalgary Mag

Dive into UCalgary’s six bold and comprehensive research strategies that will help shape and guide our work for the next 50 years.