University of Alberta

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University of Alberta
motto Quaecumque Vera
founding 1908
Sponsorship state
place Edmonton , Alberta , CanadaCanadaCanada 
president David H. Turpin, CM, LLD, FRSC
Students 38,311 (2018)
Employee approx.15,000 (2018)
Annual budget $ 677.7 million
Networks CARL , IAU , UArktis , U15 , CWUAA
University of Alberta campus
Engineering building.
The building for the natural sciences department.

The University of Alberta ( U of A ) is a university in Alberta ( Canada ).

Founded in 1908 by the provincial government led by Alexander Cameron Rutherford , the college is located in Edmonton , the capital of Alberta, and is one of the leading universities in Canada. She is still a member of the University of the Arctic . The university campus is located in central Edmonton, on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River . Since 2004, Augustana College in Camrose , 90 km southeast of Edmonton, has been part of it.

In 2006 370 courses were offered. The current number of students enrolled is 38,311, spread across 18 faculties. Outside research funding was over $ 415 million Canadian .


  • Agriculture, forestry, ecotrophology
  • Humanities
  • “Augustana” with arts, social and natural sciences
  • Economics
  • Educational science
  • Engineering
  • law Sciences
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Native American Sciences
  • Nursing Sciences
  • Pharmacy and pharmacy
  • Sports and Recreational Sciences
  • Public healthcare system
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • Natural sciences
  • Faculty of Extension
  • Campus Saint-Jean (Faculty offering programs in French)
  • Graduating Science & Research

Campus facilities

The university has several campus facilities that are spread over several locations.

North Campus

The North Campus (Main Campus) is the largest campus that is considered the main campus of the university. This is where the university management, lecture halls, research centers and various facilities such as libraries, sports facilities, fitness studios, restaurants and student dormitories are located. The campus is located on the southern banks of the North Saskatchewan River and has 145 buildings on an area of ​​around 92 hectares.

Saint-Jean campus

The Saint-Jean campus is a campus located 3 miles east of the North Campus in Bonnie Doon and where French is spoken outside of Quebec. Due to the increasing number of students, the campus is being expanded significantly. New laboratories and lecture halls are being built. The students on the campus usually study a bachelor's degree, including students of the artistic and social degree programs, engineers who study for the first year at the location, then continue their studies on the main campus. There are also bilingual courses in nursing and economics.

Augustana Campus

The Augustana Campus is located in the small town of Camrose , about 100 km southwest of Edmonton. In 2004, Augustana University College merged with the University of Alberta, which then became the Augustana Campus. Mainly artistic courses such as arts, natural sciences or music courses are located on campus.

Enterprise Square

The Enterprise Square campus opened on January 15, 2008. This is located on the North Saskatchewan River in downtown Edmonton. The university facilities are located in historic buildings of an old Hudson's Bay Company building. The buildings have been completely renovated. The Faculty of Extension, Alberta Business Family Institute, Alberta School of Business and a design gallery are located on campus.

South campus

The campus is located two kilometers south of the main campus and is directly connected to the local public transport system Light Rail Transit .


The National Institute for Nanotechnology

Over 400 research laboratories are located on the campus, making the university one of the leading research universities in the country. The university is a member of the G13 Universities , an association of the 13 strongest research universities in the country, which are involved in national and international research projects. Between 1988 and 2006, the university received third-party funding of $ 3.4 billion. The research centers are:

  • Sustainable Forest Management
  • Network of Centers of Excellence
  • Prairie Centers of Excellence
  • Canadian Obesity Network
  • Canadian Center for Ethnomusicology and folkwaysAlive! in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

The main research areas are:

further research centers and institutes are (extract):

  • Center for Enhanced Forest Management (EFM)
  • Dairy Research and Technology Center (DRTC)
  • Environmental Research and Studies Center
  • Alberta Center for Surface Engineering and Science
  • Center for Oil Sands Innovation
  • Construction Research Institute for Canada (CIRC)
  • Alberta Center on Aging
  • Alberta Institute for Human Nutrition
  • The John Dossetor Health Ethics Center
  • Center for Community Pharmacy Research and Interdisciplinary Studies (c / COMPRIS)
  • Drug Development and Innovation Center (DDIC)
  • Canadian VIGOR Center
  • Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)
  • Center for Health Evidence
  • Center for Neuroscience

Well-known graduates

Well-known lecturers

Web links

Commons : University of Alberta  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  5. ^ University of Alberta Research Centers and Institutes, Retrieved July 20, 2011 ( Memento of May 1, 2011 in the Internet Archive )

Coordinates: 53 ° 31 '24.1 "  N , 113 ° 31' 36.5"  W.