The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university–a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction–Eyes High–to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.
As a comprehensive research institution, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. The multidisciplinary research themes that will guide the university towards its top five goal are: brain and mental health; human dynamics in a changing world; engineering solutions for health; energy innovations; infections, inflammation and chronic diseases; and new earth-space technologies.
The University of Calgary attracts and nurtures the talent that drives new knowledge creation, improves lives and betters our world. In this rich learning environment, the university serves nearly 31,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs, and provides the community with diverse lifelong learning opportunities. International study, volunteer, work, and research programs give graduates global context while promoting diversity and innovation in teaching and research.
The University of Calgary stands out among Canadian universities in how it actively engages students in leadership development in all areas–the arts, athletics, science, medicine, engineering, volunteerism and business. It is also a leader in sustainability–living a set of values embraced by the campus through teaching, leadership, and campus operations.
Research & Institutes
As one of Canada's leading research universities, innovation, discovery and learning is at the heart of all that we do. We have a relentless pursuit of quality in our teaching and research programs and are guided by our mission to contribute to the well-being of the people of Alberta, Canada and the world. The discoveries in our various faculties, institutes, and multi-faculty initiatives can be found throughout the web pages of the University of Calgary.
See full list of Research, Centres & Institutes
The Office of the Vice-President (Research) focuses on planning and policy issues, government and community relations, as well as having responsibility for such activities as chairs and institutes.
Research Services provides advice and assistance with sponsored research, grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities, help on University policy, procedures and requirements. Research Services also provides information regarding the interpretation and application of the University's Intellectual Property policy.
The Office of the Associate Dean, Research (Medical Research Office) provides information about research and related activities in the Faculty of Medicine, and provides assistance with sponsored research, grants, and contracts for the Faculty of Medicine.
Those proposing to do research using human subjects will find information on Ethics in Human Research and project certification requirements on the Ethics in Human Research Pages.
The University's research and research-related policies are available through the Research Policies page.
UTI - University Technologies International is the University's technology transfer company. Contact UTI to explore commercialization opportunities.
Typically multi-disciplinary, Institutes and Centres provide a focus for, and a means of coordinating and disseminating the results of research and scholarly activity that is of cultural, economic, scientific, or social significance.
The Postdoctoral Office provides information on the appointment of postdoctoral fellows and provides advice and assistance to postdocs.