University of Waterloo

Situated in the heart of the Technology Hub of Canada, the University of Waterloo is a leading institution in innovation and entrepreneurship.

In a nutshell

Ranked “Top Comprehensive Research University” in Canada for eight consecutive years*, the University of Waterloo welcomes around 36,000 students (including 6,500 international students). These students may choose their courses in the following fields: applied health, the arts, engineering, the environment, mathematics and sciences.

Our collaboration

Since the first scientific collaborations in 2010 to the institutional relationship today, the partnership between UW and UBx has rapidly grown. Our joint actions cover a large range of activities, with a strong focus on collaboration in the following fields: functional materials for energy, nanoscience, health and environment

Dates and key figures

  • Between 2010 and 2015: Over 20 PhD students completed co-tutelle degrees between UBX and UW within the IDS FunMat program (Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate).
  • 2014: Organization of a joint workshop leading to the signature of a framework agreement in December 2014.
  • 2015: Implementation of dedicated funding in each university to support cooperation with joint calls for proposals.
  • 1 joint training project at Bachelor level in bio-based chemistry (in progress)
  • 1 multidisciplinary student exchange convention
  • 2016: Financial support obtained from the Erasmus+ International Mobility Credits program to encourage student and staff mobility between the two universities.
  • 2019: Organization of a joint workshop on Artificial intelligence and health sciences.

Our institutions are ideally matched with promising potential to make major joint developments in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, as well as several other areas of research that could significantly impact science and society.

Terry McMahon — Professor of Chemistry, University of Waterloo

The beginning

1957: The University of Waterloo opened its doors with 74 students.

* Research Infrosource

Updated on 25/07/2019

More information

For more information, please consult the University of Waterloo website.