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. The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub located in Canada’s most enterprising city.
In this spirited, high-quality learning environment, students will thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. In 2022, the University of Calgary has ranked in Canada’s top five research institutes, leading all major research universities in the creation of start-ups. We’re the youngest top-five research university and we’re just getting started.
The University of Calgary has more than 32,000 students across more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. The University’s commitment to providing leadership opportunities for its students is at the forefront of Canadian universities, accelerating its students towards leadership in all areas—the arts, athletics, science, engineering, philanthropy and business.
Among the University of Calgary’s alumni are many top political and business leaders, researchers, and athletes, including Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Mozilla Corporation CEO Gary Kovacs, and astronaut Bob Thirsk.
Calgary is a vibrant city that combines the best of all worlds. It’s professional but casual; western, but urban. Its proximity to national parks and historic landmarks only adds to its allure. Calgary’s academic and business communities boast an entrepreneurial “can-do” attitude, and this bold spirit has led to Calgary becoming Canada’s hotspot for the oil and gas industry, as well as a blossoming financial and alternative industries market.