University of Waterloo
In the heart of Waterloo Region, at the forefront of innovation, the University of Waterloo is home to world-changing research and inspired teaching. At the hub of a growing network of global partnerships, Waterloo will shape the future by building bridges with industry and between disciplines, institutions and communities. The University of Waterloo is one of the most exciting academic institutions in the world. In everything they do, their office is committed to the principles of communication, teamwork, and providing excellent service to their colleagues on and off campus. In 1957, innovation and entrepreneurship brought University of Waterloo into being, as a group of business leaders imagined a new university built to tackle some of the world’s most daunting challenges. It was the age of the Cold War and the space race, when a single computer filled a room. Discoveries in science, medicine and engineering were coming fast and furious. Industry leaders in Kitchener-Waterloo knew moving forward meant more than just training people in the technology of the day.
The value Waterloo places on teaching, research and entrepreneurial excellence is evident throughout its leadership team. In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada’s technology hub, has become a leading comprehensive university with more than 36,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, Waterloo is home to advanced research and teaching in science and engineering, mathematics and computer science, health, environment, arts and social sciences. From quantum computing and nanotechnology to clinical psychology and health sciences research, Waterloo brings ideas and brilliant minds together, inspiring innovations with real impact today and in the future.
As home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, Waterloo embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in learning, research, and commercialization. With campuses and education centres on four continents, and academic partnerships spanning the globe, Waterloo is shaping the future of the planet. Their friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staffs are here to help you every step of the way as you transition into life in Canada and become a part of the University of Waterloo community. With more than 6,600 international students studying at the University of Waterloo, from more than 120 countries, it is their goal to provide resources and student services that will help you to be successful while studying here in Canada. The International Student Experience team is located in the Student Success Office in South Campus Hall on the second floor.
With four campuses and education centres in North America, Europe, and Asia, the University of Waterloo is recognized around the world. As Waterloo’s network of partnerships grows, so does its reputation as a respected leader in research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Seeking solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, Waterloo believes that answers will be found by building bridges between disciplines, between institutions and between nations. Spread over 400 hectares of former farmland in Waterloo, Ontario, a leading Canadian technology hub, the University of Waterloo’s main campus is home to advanced research in a variety of fields, including health, engineering, mathematics, psychology, quantum information, nanotechnology and environmental studies.
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