uOttawa aims to be among Canada's top 5 research universities by 2020

October 20, 2011

This is one of the goals presented in the University of Ottawa's new strategic plan, "Destination 20/20." Under the objective of a "rich, inspiring student experience," uOttawa will promote the quality of teaching as part of its institutional culture, ensure all first-year students are offered personal advice and mentorship, and boost Aboriginal student recruitment efforts and services. As per its "culture of discovery" objective, the institution has set a graduate-enrolment target of 18% of the student population by 2020. With bilingualism one of its defining characteristics, uOttawa aims to have one-third of its students be Francophones. Between now and 2020, the university plans to double the number of international graduate students, increase the number of international undergraduates by 50%, and double the number of students participating in mobility programs. Today's launch of the strategic plan coincides with that of the Centre for Global and Community Engagement, a hub for information on regional, national, and international volunteer opportunities. uOttawa News Release | Destination 20/20 website | Destination 20/20 document | Centre for Global and Community Engagement website