The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The university has been recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as one of the top five universities in Canada and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. The U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in their province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.
The undergraduate and graduate programs are available in the fields of Animal health, Agriculture, Environmental and Conservation, Forestry, Human Ecology, Arts, Music, Finance, Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Science, Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Communication and Technology, Computing Science, Economics, History and Classics, Law, Medical sciences, Neuroscience, Surgery etc.
The University of Alberta has consistently been ranked one of Canada’s top universities.
- In the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) rankings, the university ranked 101-150 in the world and 5–6 in Canada.
- The 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed the University 132nd in the world, and sixth in Canada.
- The 2019 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 109th in the world and fourth in Canada.
- In Maclean’s 2019 rankings, the University placed 6th in both the Medical-Doctoral university category, and in their reputation ranking for Canadian universities.
- In QS’s 2018 graduate employability ranking, the university ranked 94th in the world, and fifth in Canada.
- In the Times Higher Education’s 2017 global employability ranking, the University placed 124th in the world, and sixth in Canada.
The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary.
- North Campus (original) : Located in the province’s capital of Edmonton, on the edge of the North Saskatchewan River valley, the campus covers about 50 city blocks, with abundant green spaces among its 150 buildings.
- South Campus: Much of the university’s agricultural research in areas such as food safety and crop use for food and industrial products takes place at the Edmonton Research Station.
- Augustana Campus: An hour’s drive from Edmonton in the rural community of Camrose, Augustana Campus offers degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences in an intimate residential learning environment.
- Campus Saint-Jean: “The U of A en français”—is a one-of-a kind gem in the heart of Edmonton’s francophone community a short shuttle ride from the North Campus.
- Enterprise Square: Creating a vibrant hub in downtown Edmonton’s historic former Bay Building, Enterprise Square is home to TEC Edmonton, the Faculty of Extension, the Alberta School of Business executive education and family business programs, and administrative units including Advancement and Alumni Relations.
- Calgary: Though not technically a campus, the U of A’s Calgary Centre houses staff from University Relations; Advancement; the Registrar’s Office; the Faculty of Engineering; the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences; the Alberta School of Business; and the School of Public Health.
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