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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

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Take a deep dive into six student stories for UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, inspiring others to make a difference in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Sea urchins are on the move

New research has uncovered a change in behaviour of deep-sea fragile pink sea urchins off the south coast of Vancouver Island that is linked to climate change impacts.

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Advancing ocean protection

Canada’s advancement of ocean science and innovation continues to go from strength-to-strength with the expansion of Ocean Networks Canada’s world-leading deep sea and coastal ocean observatories...

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