The University of Alberta is one of the world’s top 100, and one of Canada’s top five research-intensive universities with a reputation for excellence in translational and discovery research, scholarship and creative activities across diverse areas of impact. One of Canada’s leading centres of expertise in Artificial Intelligence, the university is also home to world-renowned institutes and centres including the Nanotechnology Initiative, the Alberta Transplant Institute and the Alberta Diabetes Institute. Our researchers’ full spectrum of inquiry and the university’s strong innovation, commercialization and technology transfer record positions the university to make comprehensive contributions towards scientific, social and cultural innovations.
Research and Learning Environment
The University of Alberta advances 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. The university leads the country with the most 3M national teaching fellowships and offers class sizes, tuition and fees that are among the smallest for a major Canadian university, while graduates enjoy the highest employment rate in Canada according to QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
The University of Alberta continually strives to enhance the international dimensions of its teaching, research, service, outreach and administration. One of Canada’s most international universities, the U of A is involved in more than 800 formal teaching, research and student mobility agreements with governments, organizations and institutions in over 80 countries. The university is also part of the Worldwide Universities Network, a consortium of 23 top universities established to facilitate global research and teaching collaborations.