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Canadian universities are committed to bringing the world to their students so they will develop the necessary skills for living and working in a global economy.
Canada’s future is increasingly being shaped by globally interconnected forces. To understand these global challenges, we need employees with knowledge of other countries and an ability to establish partnerships with colleagues from other countries. With more than 5,000 active partnerships with universities around the world, our universities are well-positioned to serve to enhance Canada’s leadership and influence in the world.
Canadian universities host more than 90 000 full-time international students, a growing trend but far below the numbers at United Kingdom and Australian universities. Canada sends only about 2.2 per cent of Canadian university students abroad for study and spends far less than other OECD countries on international experiences.
The international efforts of Canadian universities make an essential contribution to Canada’s international and domestic policy agenda.
Brazilian and Canadian universities are interested in strengthening connections and jointly promoting innovation.
Canadian universities are enhancing partnerships and collaborations with Indian institutions.
Canadian universities are increasing their efforts to attract and retain more international students, and to nurture globally-ready Canadian graduates.