University of Ottawa
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: Canada
Found Year: 1848
Address: 75 Laurier Avenue East
Introduction

The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas The University of Ottawa is home to over 48,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Learning in a unique cultural environment A good university must do certain things well: Prepare young people to find their place in the world, enable faculty to share their knowledge and to pursue discovery, support its employees as they provide exceptional quality services to its students. A great university takes these ideals to heart, and then asks: What more can we contribute to our community and our world? That is what we do. Guided by our heritage, our humanity and our vitality, we give future citizens and leaders alike the values and tools they need to change the world. In the past decade, our university has grown in many ways. Our student population has grown to over 43,000, and our programs have increased to more than 450, in every field of human endeavour. We offer our students a truly unique educational and cultural experience. A culture of discovery We are among the top 2% of universities worldwide. We don’t try to fit the mold. we create entirely new shapes – which is why we are ranked among the top 200 in the world for research prowess. Our people can be found working on the frontiers of virtually every field of human endeavour, making us top of mind for industry and government when they seek special expertise and fresh insight. Our curiosity keeps the University's brilliant minds engaged, as they grow from students to scholars, citizens and specialists. We believe that curiosity is at the heart of every academic pursuit. A desire to learn, the courage to question and a passion for discovery are present in everything we do. Open to the world Our nation has always been highly respected on the global stage. We are a forward-thinking nation that constantly seeks a balance between industry, environment and society. Our standards for access to education, our quality of life and the value we place on multiculturalism and human rights have made us a beacon among the nations of the world. The University of Ottawa embodies the Canadian spirit. We believe in measured, intelligent choices, democratically made by people who are thoughtful and well informed. We debate issues with passion and openness while respecting each other's views. Our university is the place where students discover how they can make their contribution to these Canadian ideals. The richness of bilingualism Founded in 1848, we are now the largest french-english bilingual university in the world – a crossroads of cultures, languages and perspectives that drives new ideas. Canada's commitment to bilingualism is fundamental to what we are as a country. The University of Ottawa has nurtured this vision of bilingualism. We offer outstanding programs in French, in English and in both languages. No other major university in Canada can say the same; this duality makes our students uniquely prepared to shape our country and to live out its values. Discover the future Canada is a unique nation, born not of war or revolution but in a conscious act of self-invention. It has always shown itself open to change, so long as the change respects the principles that motivated Canada’s creation. Ours is the Canadian university that most directly reflects these essential national traits. Canada’s university embraces the country’s diversity, bilingualism and spirit of openness. Like Canada itself, we seek to use our greatest attributes - excellence in learning and discovery and the commitment of our graduates – to make a better world. We take a fearless approach to today’s challenges. Join uOttawa, a place where bold minds come together to disrupt and redefine the debate.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300
Academic Ranking of World Universities
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is recognized as the precursor of global university rankings and the most trustworthy one. ARWU presents the world's top 1000 research universities annually based on transparent methodology and objective third-party data.
151-200
2017
151-200
2018
151-200
2019
151-200
2020
201-300
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Public Health
42
Civil Engineering
51-75
Clinical Medicine
76-100
Law
76-100
Education
76-100
Telecommunication Engineering
101-150
Nursing
101-150
Medical Technology
101-150
Key Statistics
36670
Total Enrollment
8885(24.2%)
International Students
28241
Undergraduate Enrollment
6243(22.1%)
International Students
8429
Graduate Enrollment
2642(31.3%)
International Students