History, Affiliations and Rankings
Founded in 1903, the University of Victoria is a prominent non-private research institution located in Victoria, Canada. One of the largest comprehensive universities in Canada known for preparing career-ready graduates, along with its dynamic learning, impact and learning environment, the University of Victoria was established with the aim to solve the world's major challenges through innovation, technology and social development. The origin of the university can be dated back to 1903 when it was known as Victoria College and was awarded degree granting powers in 1963. The University of Victoria is affiliated with Universities Canada (AUCC), the International Association of Universities (IAU), the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) and the Canadian University Press (CUP). It ranks #334 in the QS World University Rankings and in the bracket #301-350 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings for the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Spread across a 403-acre land, the university features world-class infrastructure including art studios, libraries, laboratories and computer labs.a wide range of Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctoral degree programs and diploma courses. Home to around 20,000 students out of which 3,446 are graduate students, the university is regarded as one of the largest institutions in North America. The University of Victoria maintains a top-class infrastructure and highly-qualified experienced faculty members. The main faculties of the university include Social Sciences, Sciences, Humanities, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human and Social Development. The university also comprises several colleges such as Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria Law and Continuing Studies. It offers immense research opportunities in fields such as Health and Life Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Ocean Science and Technology, Culture and Creativity, Indigenous Research, Global Studies and Social Justice, Data Science & Cyber-Physical Systems and Climate & Energy.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Victoria is recognized for its active learning system. It has partnerships with many local as well as international educational institutions to provide students with student exchange programs.The University of Victoria is the #1 Canadian Comprehensive University for Graduate Employability, and the #1 in Canada for Making Research Accessible to the Public. The University is also the #1 in Canada for International Research Collaboration, and also among the Top 10 for Sustainable Index Ranking for Air and Climate in North America. Nathan Fielder (Canadian Comedian), Thomas Middleditch (Canadian Actor), Mark Chao (Taiwanese-Canadian Actor), Erin Karpluk (Canadian Actress), Nancy Turner (Author), are some of the notable people who once studied at the University of Victoria.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Victoria has more than 22,000+ undergraduate and graduate students, out of which 15.8% are international students. Students at the University are allowed the opportunity to foster multicultural interactions through the Mentorship Program, which includes various activities including, community activities, informal meetups, intercultural engagement, including celebrations of festivals from around the world. The university also facilitates industrial placement schemes to help students find suitable career opportunities. The university caters to the academic demands of around. By encouraging international admissions this university tries to promote a rich cultural diversity.