uOttawa Climbing in the World University Rankings 2020
In the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the University of Ottawa climbed to 141st place. This is up from 176th in 2019. The university remains the seventh best university in Canada for research intensity for the third consecutive year.
uOttawa will continue to expand its excellence in research, partnerships and talents in the coming years. It has opened five new state-of-the-art facilities in the last five years to support this objective and has over 1,100 teaching and research labs.
The recently launched Learning Crossroads, a dedicated space to study between classes, offers video walls with 8K screens, virtual reality equipment, group study rooms, multimedia rooms and equipment to borrow.
The university prioritizes peer-to-peer support teams: in addition to the faculty-student mentors who can help with academic questions, it has a dedicated team of 14 international mentors to help students with their integration in Canada.
Coming in fall 2020, the Integrated Food Science program, created in collaboration of Le Cordon Bleu culinary school joins experts from two world-renowned institutions to deliver one unique programme that is timely and fills a knowledge gap in the industry. "Graduates will have the skills and experience to be leaders in any industry where food plays a role”, notes Stéphane Frelon, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Chef Instructor. This program will give graduates new skills for the job market in order to succeed.
At the graduate level, it launched a series of short duration course-based masters to maximize job prospects and to further specialize the knowledge and skills of students.
To support our international PhD students and to recognize their contribution to the research intensity of the university, lower tuition fees are available to all PhD students, through the International Doctoral Scholarship or the Differential Tuition Fee Exemption for Francophone students.