University of Alberta


The University of Alberta is a board-governed, multi-campus, comprehensive research university offering degree programs to more than 38,000 students from 147 countries at the baccalaureate, masters and doctorate levels. In all, more than 200 undergraduate degree programs, more than 110 masters programs and more than 60 doctoral programs are offered to students from Alberta, Canada, and the world. Entirely Francophone baccalaureate programs in arts, science and education are also available.

The University of Alberta is committed to providing degree programs that are respected nationally and internationally. Faculty, students and staff engage in research within and across all the major disciplines comprising our program areas, and provide research expertise and service to the community and to national and international organizations. The University is a partner in the social, cultural and economic development of the Province of Alberta. We deliver a wide range of credit, non-credit and professional development courses to individuals and organizations directly through campus programs and distance education, and increasingly through cooperative education programs.

As one of the world's most northern research universities, the UofA has historic and ongoing links to Arctic and boreal regions. Northern research and teaching is relevant to all 18 faculties of the University, and actively involves more than 250 faculty and students, whose work addresses a broad spectrum of social and environmental issues as climate change and its human impacts, natural resource development and governance, cultural identity, indigenous self-determination, design, and public health. This range of work aligns with the University's emphases on energy, water, and the environment. The University is preparing to be the home of the Canadian Ice Core Archive. UAlberta North is a coordinating agency, established in 2015, whose purpose is to bring effective coordination, as well as institutional priority and profile, to the full scope of our initiatives and relationships in the circumpolar region, and to support students and facilitate knowledge exchange.

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Facts and figures

Year Established 1908
Total Number of Staff 15380
Number of Academic Staff 3620
Number of Students 40061
Focus Areas

Climate change and its human impacts
Natural resource development and governance
Cultural identity
Indigenous self-determination
Public health

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