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Our differentiators

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Designed to be different

Our focus on strategic integration of teaching and academic excellence, experiential education, entrepreneurial spirit and impact-driven research makes the University of Waterloo one of the most relevant, connected and innovative institutions in the world.

As a robust entrepreneurial engine and home to the world’s leading cooperative education program, Waterloo is a beacon for creators, explorers and boundary-pushing thinkers.