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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 Bridging knowledges for land and water stewardship

Bridging knowledges for land and water stewardship

What happens when Indigenous People lead resource decision-making on their own terms, across their own traditional territories? Communities in Tanzania and Canada are documenting and sharing their...

Open UVic recognized as global leader for world impact

UVic recognized as global leader for world impact

UVic is proud to be recognized in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for our innovative and impactful research, campus operations and partnerships to protect the environment and improve...

Open Reducing barriers for learning abroad

Reducing barriers for learning abroad

New federal funding of $1M will provide 120 undergrads with life-changing experiences abroad, with a focus on underrepresented groups including those who might face barriers to overseas learning.

More international stories

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