University of Waterloo

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University of Waterloo
motto Concordia cum veritate
founding 1957
Sponsorship state
place Waterloo ( Canada ) CanadaCanada 
president Feridun Hamdullahpur
Students 29,956
Employee 963 scientific staff
Annual budget 214 million CAD
Networks U15 , CARL , CIS , OUA
The Student Life Center courtyard.
History of the university

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.



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




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Coordinates: 43 ° 28 ′ 13 ″  N , 80 ° 32 ′ 49 ″  W.