As a result of rapid advancements in technology, business integration and cross-border mobility, the world has become increasingly complex and interdependent. In order to excel in today’s world, university graduates must possess openness and the ability to empathize with perspectives that are different from their own.
Laurier’s mission is “devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity.” To achieve this mission of excellence, curiosity must extend beyond national borders, talents must come from diverse backgrounds, and solutions must be applicable in a global context. Active global engagement and exchanging ideas with different parts of the world will ensure that Laurier can achieve excellence.
Laurier has implemented a multi-pronged strategy to engage the world and internationalize the university. In recent years, Laurier has:
These initiatives have not only provided more cross-border mobility for students and faculty, but also significantly increased awareness of internationalization of the curriculum and participation in “international at home” programs.
2021/22 academic year
Laurier is inspired to be a university of choice for global learning: