About Carleton University

The power of change is what drives Carleton University to lead through innovation, research, connectivity and empathy. A Carleton education will change your life and help you change the world.
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Our graduates redefine the future

Career relevance, social responsibility and a student-centric focus have been the cornerstone of Carleton from its beginnings in 1942 as an academic centre for returning World War II veterans to its standing today as a premier research and teaching institution. Our location in Ottawa, the nation’s capital, connects us to leading global business and government institutions, providing our students with unparalleled collaborative learning opportunities.


To be a smart, caring community that inspires and empowers change leaders to positively impact our world.


Carleton University is a compassionate and connected community with a shared vision for purposeful change – and the intelligence and drive to make it happen. Carleton University will leverage the power of higher education to be a force for good.


  • Compassion: We will be a catalyst for good.
  • Purpose: We will create change we are proud of.
  • Originality: We will embrace what makes us unique.
  • Partnership: We will work and succeed together.
  • Vision: We will bring new ideas to life.

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