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Comprehensive International Plan

[globe icon]Comprehensive International Plan

The Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan (QUCIP) has been developed to ensure that the university’s international activities and initiatives, decision-making, and resource allocation reflect our standards of excellence and align with the Strategic Framework’s goals and objectives.

The QUCIP will guide international planning for Queen’s from 2015 to 2019.

The plan is built on four thematic pillars:

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

1) International Research Engagement

Queen’s will achieve research pre-eminence through international scholarship, contributing to the cultural and economic growth of Canada, and addressing many of the world’s greatest challenges.

  • Increase international co-publication collaboration at the rate it has been increasing, with Queen’s approaching the U15 group of research-intensive universities average by 2019
  • Increase research funding from external international sources to 40% of total research funding to support global research
  • Increase by 25% the number of international awards received by faculty members

2) International Mobility

Queen’s will enhance cross-cultural learning through the promotion of a robust program of student mobility.

  • Increase the number of undergraduate students participating in international exchange by 25%
  • Increase the number of incoming study-abroad students to balance with the number of outgoing study-abroad students
  • Develop 10 new international collaborative graduate and undergraduate academic programs

3) International Enrolment Management

Queen’s will cultivate an inclusive, culturally diverse student body through a multi-faceted domestic and international recruitment strategy.

  • Increase proportion of incoming international fee-paying undergraduate students to 10% of total incoming undergraduate population
  • Increase proportion of international sponsored graduate students to 10% of total incoming graduate enrolment
  • Maintain full enrolment at 175 students at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) for all three semesters

4) International at Home

Queen’s will provide the opportunity for a meaningful international educational experience to all students.

  • Introduce a three-year pilot project to track international learning outcomes through the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Process cyclical review process
  • Increase number of students participating in intercultural training by 15% and increase number of faculty and staff trained by 60%
  • Identify one institutional crosscultural event each year that will engage the Queen’s community in celebrating international at home


Finalized in June 2015, the Queen’s University Comprehensive International Plan is the product of nearly a year of information gathering and consultation with the Queen’s community. The result is a multi-year plan that sets out institution-wide priorities to advance Queen’s internationalization efforts to 2019, and is closely aligned with the university’s Strategic Framework, Academic Plan and Strategic Research Plan.

Internationalization will continue to be a collaborative effort: every faculty, school, shared service, administrative unit and governing body at Queen’s has a role to play in the success of internationalization at Queen’s.