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KPU Facts

Programs

  • More than 120 diverse programs, including career, vocational trades and technology programs
  • Co-op education opportunities available in many programs
  • International learning opportunities all over the world through Field Schools, Exchanges, Studies Abroad and International Co-ops, with opportunities available in most program areas
  • Unique programs: The only graphic design for marketing program in Canada; one of the two fashion design degrees in the country; the only undergraduate journalism program in region; the only brewing diploma of its kind in the province

 

Students and Alumni

  • More than 19,000 students annually
  • Over 11,000 FTE (full-time equivalency) students annually
  • Over 47,000 registered alumni
  • Over 200,000 students educated at KPU to date

 

Faculty and Staff

  • More than 1,265 faculty and staff
  • More than 230 faculty members involved in active research
  • 62 Principal Investigators (PIs) working on 85 active sponsored research projects
  • 14 projects are externally funded
  • The total value of all projects exceeds $2.28 million
  • PIs and their projects work across the university, which includes two Research Institutes

 

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History

  • Formed by splitting from Douglas College in 1981
  • Became Kwantlen University College, a degree-granting institution, in 1995
  • Became Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2008

 

Facilities and Future Plans

  • Four modern, high-tech campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Cloverdale and Langley
  • Highly energy effiecient facilities. From 1994 to 2014, KPU has increased space by 36% while decreasing natural gas use by 3% and electricity by 9%
  • KPU has just over 1 million square feet of buildings
  • KPU at 3 Civic Plaza will be opening in 2017
  • Chip & Shannon Wilson School of Design: A $36-million state-of-the-art facility at KPU Richmond

 

Other Services

  • All campuses are accessible to those with mobility and visual impairments
  • Learning Centres at Surrey, Richmond and Langley campuses
  • Six varsity athletic teams: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Golf and Badminton
  • Surrey Campus gallery open to public, showcases artwork by students, faculty and other artists
  • Aboriginal Gathering Place at Surrey Campus is an inviting gathering place designed to support student activities while recognizing the Aboriginal Nations
  • Quiet Prayer and Meditation Space at KPU Surrey and KPU Richmond
  • Public access to all Coast Capital Savings Libraries

 

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