University of Prince Edward Island

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University of Prince Edward Island

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About UPEI

Located on 140 acres in Charlottetown, the birthplace of Confederation, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) has a rich history with roots in two founding institutions, Prince of Wales College (est. 1834) and St. Dunstan’s University (est. 1855). UPEI honours this proud legacy through a growing reputation for research innovation and academic excellence.

UPEI’s four faculties (arts, education, science, and veterinary medicine) and four schools (business, nursing, sustainable design engineering, and mathematical and computational sciences) offer a wide range of programs and degrees to approximately 4,400 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students. Home to multiple Canada Research Chairs, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Aquatic Epidemiology, a UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability, endowed or sponsored research chairs, and 3M Teaching Award-winners, UPEI offers its students access to exceptional faculty, researchers, and staff. UPEI students come from all walks of life and from local, regional, national and international locations. In 2016, international students from close to 70 countries comprise almost 21 per cent of the University’s total enrolment.

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