The UCalgary difference

Our range of research and professional programs prepare you to tackle society's most important issues and bring about real change in the world.

Academic excellence

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One of the top 200 universities worldwide

THE World Ranking, 2016-2017. The Times World University Rankings recognize UCalgary as one of the world’s best universities.

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#6 top research university in Canada

We are one of Canada’s strongest performers for research income growth.

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$360.5M in sponsored research revenue, 2016

Our funding accounts for roughly a third of the research productivity in Alberta.

148 research chairs, UCalgary

148 Research Chairs

including the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Materials Engineering for Unconventional Oil Reservoirs.

Hands-on learning

Hands-on learning with real-world applications

The University of Calgary’s mission is to discover new knowledge and translate our discoveries into applications that benefit our local, national and international communities.

Whether you're interested in the arts, medicine, engineering or sciences, your research activity will focus on generating innovative discoveries and knowledge that directly benefit your field and ultimately, your community.

Our professional programs are also informed by our research activity, infusing course-based programs such as business, education and social work with cutting-edge insights that you can use in real-world situations.


Think like an entrepreneur

When you think like an entrepreneur, you see problems as opportunities. UCalgary grad students have access to seminars, courses and networking events through the Haskayne School of Business and its community partners.

Your pathway to success

Whether in the laboratory, the classroom or at work, your success is our success. We offer a unique combination of academic support, professional development and career services to help you set, reach and even exceed your goals.

Student satisfaction

Student satisfaction

From the 2016 CGPSS graduate student survey, respondents reported the following:

83.4% satisfaction with overall student experience

84.7% satisfaction with their professional skills development

84.2% satisfaction with their program

88.2% satisfaction with their research experience

90.1% satisfaction with their supervision

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