Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a Canadian polytechnic university that integrates teaching, research and innovations in preparing students for fulfilling careers. Established in 1981, KPU offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 120 programs. The Richmond campus is located in the heart of a vibrant and very ethnically diverse community on a 10-acre urban site. The campus has classrooms, state-of-the-art graphic design computer labs, interior design work studios and fully equipped science labs. The campus also includes a cafeteria, student lounge areas, indoor and outdoor courtyard spaces, a library and learning centre.