New International Education Strategy embraced
The University of Manitoba joins with the other U15 research-intensive universities in Canada in welcoming the Government of Canadaâ€™s announcement of a new International Education Strategy today.
â€śThe University of Manitoba recognizes the importance of international education to Canadaâ€™s success as a nation,â€ť said Dr. David T. Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manitoba. â€śWe are dedicated to furthering our international partnerships in education, teaching, and research to provide our students with an enhanced educational experience.â€ť
U of M international student enrolment increased 18.5% overall in the fall of 2013, from 3,266 students last year, to 3,869 students this year. International students make up 11.4% of undergraduate students and 24.5% of graduate students.
â€śThis new strategy is timely for the University of Manitoba, as we are in the final stages of development of our own international strategy for education, teaching and research,â€ť said Dr. Digvir S. Jayas, Vice-President (Research and International). â€śThis strategy on the part of the Government of Canada will enable us to ensure we are optimizingÂ the many opportunities available to develop new partnerships and strengthen existing research collaborations.â€ť