The University of Ottawa is a top 10 Canadian research university. The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make Ottawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel. Founded in 1848, the University of Ottawa now has more than 42,000 students enrolled in nine faculties: Arts, Law, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and the Telfer School of Management.