University of Waterloo
|University of Waterloo|
|motto||Concordia cum veritate|
|place||Waterloo ( Canada )|
|Employee||963 scientific staff|
|Annual budget||214 million CAD|
|Networks||U15 , CARL , CIS , OUA|
The University of Waterloo ( UW ) is a Canadian public research university in the city of Waterloo , about 100 km west of Toronto . The university was founded in 1957. In 2010 it had 26,451 undergraduate and 3,505 graduate students and 1,047 faculty.
The University of Waterloo is particularly well-known for its co-op program, a type of extra- occupational study program, and for its mathematics and engineering subjects.
- Faculty of Applied Health Sciences ( Faculty of Applied Health Sciences )
- Faculty of Humanities ( Faculty of Arts )
- Faculty of Engineering Sciences ( Faculty of Engineering )
- Faculty of Environmental Sciences ( Faculty of Environment )
- Faculty of Mathematics ( Faculty of Mathematics )
- Faculty of Natural Sciences ( Faculty of Science )
Exchange programs exist with the University of Mannheim , the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg and the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg , among others . The Master’s program “ Intercultural German Studies (Joint Degree)” is offered jointly with the University of Mannheim . The oldest exchange program in the Faculty of Engineering is maintained at the TU Braunschweig .
As part of the CANEU.Coop program, European students have been coming to Waterloo since 2010 and, in return, receive Canadian interns in their respective home countries. The Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University enables Canadian interns to work with their German exchange partners in their training company.
Well-known graduates and professors
- Robert Mundell (* 1932), Nobel Prize-winning economist, also an alumnus
- Rozena Maart (* 1962), South African lecturer in English literature , philosophy and psychoanalysis and feminist writer
- Eugene Forsey (1904–1991), Canadian politician
- Hildegard Marsden (born von Boetticher; 1920–1988), from 1965 lecturer, from 1967 Dean of Women
- Donna Strickland (* 1959), Nobel Laureate in Physics 2018
- Gail Bowen , Canadian writer, college professor, and playwright
- David Cheriton , mathematician and Stanford University professor and co-founder of Granite Systems.
- Jonathan Dursi , physicist and researcher at the University of Toronto
- Brad Goddard , actor
- J. Alan George , computer scientist
- Craig Eisler , mathematician and vice president of Microsoft
- Chris Hadfield , CSA engineer and astronaut
- Mike Lazaridis , Founder of Research in Motion and Chancellor of the University of Waterloo
- Rasmus Lerdorf , founder of the PHP programming language
- Manas K. Mandal , biologist and director of the Defense Institute of Psychological Research
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