The University of Alberta, located in Edmonton (population 875,000), the provincial capital of Alberta, is one of Canada's five largest research-intensive universities.

Over 29,000 students are served by more than four dozen programs and 165 specializations. Students enjoy an exceptional quality of life on a friendly campus in the midst of a city that values research and technology as well as its beautiful river-valley parkland.

Opened in 1908, the University of Alberta is renowned for its scholarly achievements and its commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service to the community.

Motto: "Quaecumque vera " (Whatsoever things are true).
Colors: green and gold.

Faculties and Programs

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Distinguished Faculty


Outstanding Research

The University of Alberta is the largest research institution in Alberta. It is the first university in Canada to identify and announce its areas of established and emerging research excellence (areas are reviewed every three years and the new list will be available by December 1997).

Areas of established research excellence:

Areas of emerging research excellence: The University of Alberta ranked among the top five Canadian universities in 1995-96 total research funding from the Medical Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

The University of Alberta participates in all 14 of the Federal Networks of Centres of Excellence which link industry, universities and government in applied research and development. The University of Alberta is the national scientific and administrative headquarters for two of these: the Protein Engineering Network and the Sustainable Forest Management Network.

The University of Alberta is the headquarters of the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration, one of four such centres located across Canada.

Research Funding

Industry Connections

Research consortia founded by the University of Alberta:

Consortia are partnerships of industry, universities and governments working towards common goals.

Technology commercialization achievements: From 1994 to 1996:


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