About us

Internationalization is an integral part of Carleton University’s mission, strategic focus and an essential component of the university’s institutional fabric and fundamental character. Carleton has a unique ability to give a voice to diverse peoples and communities, and to address nation-building challenges and opportunities worldwide.

The Office of the Associate Vice-President (Research and International) provides strategic direction for Carleton International research activities. In support of the university Strategic Integrated Plan, the OVPRI enables international partnerships, research collaborations and connects our faculty to worldwide research opportunities.

Carleton is a University with an international outlook

  • 10% of our undergraduates and 15.7% of our graduate students are international students (approximately 5,600 students in total) from over 150 countries;
  • 170 academic exchange partners in 39 countries;
  • Hosting over 100 visiting scholars annually, from over 30 countries;
  • Research agreements and partnerships in 64 countries with many faculty members actively engaged in research collaboration projects beyond our existing agreements;
  • A wide variety of support services provided by the International Student Services Office enable successful study abroad experiences for incoming and outgoing students
  • Stimulating interdisciplinary programs at Carleton include: the Bachelor of Global and International StudiesBachelor of International Business and graduate programs by the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

Carleton International continues to build on its solid foundation by enhancing Carleton’s international activities including international research funding, international MOUs, international visiting scholars, international entrepreneurship, international mobility programs, international delegations, diplomatic relations and international strategic partnerships, among others.