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Submitted by dandrei on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:31pm

Message from Janaka Ruwanpura

The University of Calgary is a vibrant community of talented and driven students, faculty, staff and alumni.

On the road to becoming a top five research university in Canada, we attract thousands of outstanding students and scholars from all over the world. We’re proud of our 170,000 alumni in 150+ countries and our connections to 240+ partner universities around the world.

Internationalization is a two-way process. I’m happy that over 1,100 University of Calgary students pursue international study opportunities abroad to internationalize their degree and be better equipped to succeed in today’s global world. Concurrently, we welcome 3,400+ international students from 123 countries to our university every year.

It’s an exciting time for our university. Our bold international strategy has set the direction for us to become a global intellectual hub. We will work to further increase international integration through more student diversity, strengthening intercultural understanding, advancing international educational and research partnerships and boosting international development efforts. We’re the number one young university in Canada and among the top 20 young universities worldwide. Almost 36% of our faculty is originally from other countries and we have 250+ education and research collaboration agreements with universities around the world.

Whether you are a local or an international student, faculty member or visitor from a partner institution, we welcome you to the University of Calgary family - a community filled with opportunity, focused on innovation and strongly connected to the world. It look forward to working with all our dedicated students, staff and faculty to help the University of Calgary become a leading international institution.


Janaka Ruwanpura
Vice-Provost (International)