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Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)


Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

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Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International)

Queen's students are drawn from all across Canada and more than 123 countries around the world. International enrolment is approximately 27% at the graduate level and 11% at the undergraduate level.

Queen's encourages and provides support for numerous program initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum and the learning environment, and places a strong emphasis on providing students with opportunities to gain international experience.

  • The university has a robust program of international exchange, involving bilateral agreements with more than 150 universities in 40 countries, and also has access to a further 60 universities through consortial exchanges.
  • Queen's operates an international campus, the Bader International Study Centre (BISC), at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, U.K., that offers high-quality programs in humanities, social sciences, business and law. Two special features are small class size and a rich program of field studies that are integral to every course. The BISC accepts students from universities around the world.
  • The Queen's University International Centre (QUIC) provides many programs and services to support the international and domestic student population. QUIC also provides resources for students who are seeking to deepen their international engagement by participating in activities on campus that expose them to a global perspective.

Pictured Sandra den Otter, Associate Vice-Principal (Research & International)

Dr. Sandra den Otter joined the research portfolio as the Associate Vice-Principal (Research) in August 2018. This was expanded to include the interim position of Associate Vice-Principal (International) for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. den Otter, Department of History at Queen’s University, researches and teaches in the area of late 18th, 19th and 20th century Britain, colonialism and post-colonialism. She has a particular expertise in the history of colonial legal cultures, ideas of social welfare and humanitarianism, and the history of the social sciences. For five years, she served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Queen’s, with broad responsibilities and success in the support of graduate student research achievement and new program development.

As part of the Research portfolio, Dr. den Otter will advance the University’s research mission, working with the faculties, faculty members and the broader research community to enhance capacity for research and innovation across a wide variety of disciplines.

The International portfolio oversees the Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan and supports strategic international relationships, institutional coordination, communication and collaboration among partners, faculties, schools and units to assist students, faculty members and staff across campus involved in international learning, research and planning.




Comprehensive International Plan

Queen's Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) guides the university’s international activities and initiatives, decision-making, and resource allocation so that they reflect Queen's standards of excellence and are in alignment with the goals and objectives of Queen's Strategic Framework.

The QUCIP, which guides Queen’s international planning until 2019, is built on four themes:

  • International Research Engagement
  • International Mobility
  • International Enrolment Management
  • International at Home

Download the Comprehensive International Plan (1 MB)

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