The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s top five research universities and ranks among the top 100 in the world. Located in Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta and Canada’s fifth-largest city. The university’s main campus is located just minutes from downtown and is surrounded by the river valley, which is North America’s largest urban park (22 times the size of New York City’s Central Park!). Just a few hours away, students can explore the Rocky Mountains, one of the most scenic areas in the world.

As one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, UAlberta has an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. At this university, student and faculty research initiatives are changing the world, making lasting contributions and outcomes for the public good. 

With more than 44,069 students, including over 7,000 international students from 150 countries, it offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for both learning and lifestyle. With more than 800 teaching and research agreements with 50 countries, it is connected to the world and provides students with opportunities to work with researchers and employers both locally and around the world

Research Strengths

The University of Alberta inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines, with a focus on multidisciplinary research areas including:

  • Society and Culture
  • Science and Technology
  • Energy and Environment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Climate Change
  • Humanities and Fine Arts/Social Structures and Systems
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