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, UAlberta is a world leader in energy research as well as in medicine, virology, nanotechnology and agriculture. 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 UAlberta, student and faculty research initiatives are changing the world, making lasting contributions and outcomes “For the Public Good.”

With more than 37,000 students, including over 7,000 international students from 156 countries, UAlberta offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for both learning and lifestyle. UAlberta students choose from more than 200 undergraduate, and 500+ graduate programs in 18 faculties over five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. With 700+ teaching, research and student mobility agreements in over 80 countries, UAlberta is connected to the world and provides students with opportunities to work with researchers and employers both locally and around the world.

Edmonton, Canada’s fifth-largest city, is among the country’s fastest growing economies and offers a thriving business environment along with a beautiful natural environment, The University of Alberta’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.

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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