In recognition of their extraordinary global engagement efforts, APLU named the University of Calgary; Michigan State University; Queen’s University; and the University of Washington finalists for its Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research & Engagement. The award recognizes institutions at the leading edge of inclusive and comprehensive efforts to internationalize their campuses. The winner will be announced during the 2017 APLU Annual Meeting November 12-14 in Washington, DC. In this third in a four-part series, APLU spotlights Queen’s University for its efforts to deepen global learning, research, and engagement.
Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario combines research excellence with outstanding student life and learning to provide Canada’s definitive university experience. Queen’s is home to the 2015 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Arthur B. McDonald, and boasts the highest graduation rate in Canada. Internationalization, one of the four pillars of Queen’s Strategic Framework, is the cornerstone of Queen’s efforts to attract the very best talent, achieve rich cross-pollination of ideas and perspectives, and create a diverse and inclusive campus environment that reflects our global world.
The Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan, launched in 2015, sets ambitious and measurable goals for international research, international mobility, international enrollment management, and campus-based international activities. Within only two years, Queen’s has exceeded its 2019 targets for international student enrollment and for student and faculty participation in intercultural training.
Queen’s is also on track to exceed the 2019 target of increasing undergraduate exchange participation by 25 percent. The university was recently awarded a 10-year, $24 million grant from the Mastercard Foundation’s Scholars Program to develop Ethiopia’s first occupational therapy program in partnership with the University of Gondar.
Learn more about the other APLU Institutional Award for Global Learning, Research, & Engagement finalists.