University of Alberta
The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.. It was founded in 1908 and comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 152 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs in 18 faculties. With more than 15,000 employees, the university is Alberta’s fourth-largest employer.
The University of Alberta 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. It has graduated nearly 250,000 alumni, including Governor General, Roland Michener, Prime Minister Joe Clark, Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin, Premier of Alberta Peter Lougheed and Nobel laureate Richard E. Taylor.