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University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
538 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario   K1N 6N5
Canada

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The University of Ottawa has distinguished itself as “Canada’s university,” offering courses in the country’s two official languages, and promoting and supporting cultural diversity in the heart of the nation’s capital. On campus, in what amounts to a small city within a city, over 40,000 students from a variety of cultural backgrounds study, live and work side by side.

University of Ottawa research discoveries benefit Canadians and enhance our country’s ability to innovate and compete on the world stage. Its commitment to research excellence and its interdisciplinary approach to knowledge creation attract the best academic talent from across Canada and around the world. The University’s strategic areas of development in research are:

− Canada and the world (e.g. Human Rights, La Francophonie, Governance and Public Policy, Bijuralism)
− Health (e.g. Population Health , Women’s Health, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular Sciences)
− e-Society (e.g. Enabling Technologies, Safety and Security, Technology and Society)
− Molecular Sciences (e.g. Systems Biology, Catalysis and Nanotechnology, Environmental Genomics)

Our vision is to make the University of Ottawa one of the great universities of our time, with a reputation to match its achievements. We have made commitments and set priorities that will allow us to consolidate our progress and maintain our momentum. The Strategic Plan’s 4 pillars are:

− Student Experience
− Research
− International
− Bilingualism

The University of Ottawa is a comprehensive and research intensive institution. According to the Times Higher Education Rankings 2011-2012, it is one the Top 200 universities in the world.
Areas of Expertise
The university has ten faculties: Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Health Sciences, Law (Common Law and Civil Law sections), the Telfer School of Management, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences. Its faculties and schools offer approximately 2700 courses, in about 250 programs at the undergraduate level and 200 at the graduate level, more than 70 of which offer a cooperative education option allowing students to gain valuable work experience and prepare for their future career. The cooperative program is one of the most successful in Canada and boasts a 96 percent placement rate. Students can also build on their first degree by continuing at the master’s or doctoral level, or select an intensive, highly specialized Graduate Diploma program.

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