Waterloo Engineering has the largest and most active Robotics and Automation research group in Canada, with over 45 faculty members conducting research in this area. The University of Waterloo has 42,000 students and 220,000 alumni in 151 countries. Waterloo is Canada’s largest engineering school and ranks among the top 50 engineering schools worldwide. Waterloo Engineering boosts over $96 million of research funding per year. Waterloo is home to 74 Canada Research Chairs and is well-known for its 100% creator-owned IP policy. Operating world-renowned cooperative education programs, UW partners with more than 7,000 employers in six countries. The University of Waterloo covers 1,000 acres in the heart of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (regional population 600,000), an hour west of Toronto, with its global-hub airport.