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International perspectives

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UVic hosts over 4,000 international students. Our academic and research activities make a vital impact world-wide. 

UVic’s International Plan

The UVic International Plan sets key objectives and strategies to move us forward in this era of heightened connectivity. We’re advancing our vision of internationalization and contributing to a better future for people, places and the planet.

International study & work

We attract students, faculty and staff from around the world. We have over 4,000 international students  - 3,000 of these are here on study permits from 118 different countries. 

Each year, more than 800 UVic students pursue formal international education and research opportunities. These include field schools, exchange programs and co-op job placements.

International research

UVic ranks among the world’s best and most internationally-engaged research universities. Our international focus infuses the work of every faculty and research centre.

Our research strengths are at the core of UVic’s commitment to meaningful change. Our international research partnerships address some of the social, economic and environmental challenges most relevant to the world today. 

Global partnerships

UVic has active partnership agreements with over 300 post-secondary institutions located worldwide. Through these partnerships, our faculty, students and staff travel abroad for study, co-op, professional development and research.

International stories

Open Highly Cited UVic researchers

Highly Cited UVic researchers

Eight UVic researchers are the "who's who" of influential scholars and named top one per cent in their fields for being highly cited in scientific publications.

Open 2021 UVic honorary doctorates

2021 UVic honorary doctorates

Two socially conscious business owners and an award-winning history scholar are the recipients of UVic honorary doctorates awarded during the fall 2021 convocation ceremonies.

Open Found in translation

Found in translation

Graduating with a master’s degree in French and teaching for Alliance Française, an international organization that promotes French language and culture, Olga Ziminova is contemplative about the...

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