University of Alberta

The University of Alberta has a reputation for excellence in translational and discovery-driven research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact. It is recognized as one of the world’s top 100 universities, and one of Canada’s Top Five. With 200 undergraduate and 170 graduate programs spanning 18 faculties, the multi-campus U of A supports learning and discovery by providing contemporary and innovative experiences for students, staff and researchers. This vibrant campus community and dedication to excellence allows the university to play a leading role in addressing complex societal issues on a local, and global, scale.

Research and Learning Environment
The University of Alberta is committed to advancing cutting-edge knowledge that translates into tangible societal benefits, while providing a dynamic learning and research environment for our diverse campus community of students, faculty and researchers. Our researchers’ full spectrum of inquiry positions the university to make comprehensive contributions towards scientific, social and cultural innovations, while partnerships – including with business incubator TEC Edmonton – support the translation of discoveries to end-users and communities.

International Engagement
The University of Alberta continually strives to enhance the international dimensions of its teaching, research, service, outreach and administration. The U of A is involved in more than 700 formal teaching, research and student mobility  agreements  with  governments,  organizations  and  institutions  in  over 80 countries. These multinational networks foster the global exchange of talent and expertise, and expand the university’s capacity to address complex global issues in a more robust and effective way.


Core Research Strengths: 
Environment and climate change
Science and Technology
Health and wellness
Agriculture and food
Indigenous research
Social structures and systems
Humanities and fine arts