The University of British Columbia was established in 1915. Situated in Vancouver and Kelowna, Canada, the University is a world-leading university with excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The University’s vision is inspiring people, ideas, and actions for a better world. There are core values: Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Academic freedom, Accountability.
The University of British Columbia is ranked 2nd in Canada ranking, 7th in North America Public Institutions Ranking, 19th in World Public Institutions Ranking, and 34th in the world (Times Higher Education, 2021). The University has the most outstanding programmes for taking urgent action to combat climate change, and it is placed number one in the world. Affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy are included in University’s goals; thus, the University is number one in Canada in this action.
The University of British Columbia prides on distinguished alumni, among them 8 Nobel Prize winners, 3 Canadian prime ministers, 65 Olympic medals winners, 273 Royal Society of Canada fellows.
The university's academic education structure encompasses 16 Faculties, 18 Schools, and two Colleges with an extensive range of disciplines and research areas. The University offers cutting-edge programmes for undergraduate and graduate qualifications, continuing and distance education. The staff is around 18000, including academic and faculty across two campuses in Vancouver and Okanagan.
The University of British Columbia comprises two main campuses: the Vancouver Campus (30 min from downtown Vancouver, Canada) and the Okanagan Campus (Kelowna, Canada).
The Vancouver Campus spans 400 hectares and is surrounded by incredible forest and the ocean. The campus is home to world-class and extensive facilities. The Okanagan Campus is home to over 9000 students, and it offers undergraduate and graduate programmes.
The University operates extra UBC Sites, such as UBC Robson Square, Centre for Digital Marketing, UBC Faculty of Medicine Across BC, and International Engagement Regional Offices.
Student life is presented in many services and activities, including a wide range of recreational, social, and cultural events.