The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university that, in its short 39-year history , has grown to take its place among the finest institutions in Canada. Combining the best of long-established university traditions with the City of Calgary's vibrant energy and diversity, the university aims to provide a research and scholarly foundation for students eager to acquire the knowledge and skills essential for a successful personal and professional life.
Our 213-hectare campus is a beautiful and dynamic setting for scholars in 17 faculties, 53 departments and more than 30 research institutes and centres. Our 1,917 full-time equivalent teaching and research faculty are actively engaged in research and scholarship. With over 2,500 full-time equivalent support staff, the university is Calgary's fourth largest employer.