Opened in 1908, one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities.
The University of Alberta is one of Canada's leading universities, known for world-class research and innovative discoveries. The university offers top quality undergraduate and graduate programs, including several that are unique in Canada, such as undergraduate paleontology and land reclamation.
Distinguished alumni span the range of disciplines, from a Nobel Prize winner for Physics to an Art Director on the Oscar-winning team that created Avatar.
There are 39,000 students attending the University of Alberta, including more than 7,000 international students from 164 countries. Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral (PhD) programs are offered in 18 faculties, with 200 undergraduate specializations and more than 500 graduate programs.
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, the university offers the best of city lifestyle and a beautiful outdoor environment, with parks and a river valley surrounding the North Campus. Edmonton is a major hub for Alberta's thriving industries and offers excellent job opportunities for students and graduates. The main campus is located centrally, with a subway station granting easy access to attractions throughout the city.
The University of Alberta ranks in the top 5 among Canadian universities in annual sponsored research funding, and is home to major world-class facilities.