University description (as per official university website)
Discover all that the U of A offers - an exceptional student experience, an environment that fosters learning, and an internationally recognized education.
Tradition of Excellence - We are one of the best universities in Canada. We consistently place in the top four in numerous national rankings of universities (Webometrics Ranking of World Universties, 2007; Newsweek, 2006; The Times Higher Education Supplement, 2006; Research Infosource, 2006).
Top Ranked Programs and Unique Degree Opportunities
We offer a wide range of programs that are rated among the best in the country, some of the largest and most diverse Faculties, and degree programs that are unique in all of Canada.
Research dollars translate into innovation and cutting-edge opportunities in the classroom. We are renowned for our research achievements and our internationally recognized scientists and faculty. Our sponsored research funding for 2005-2006 topped $400 million and we are consistently among the top Canadian universities in this important category.
You will learn in high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art labs and research facilities. We have Canada's second-largest research library with more volumes per student than any university in the country, world class athletic and recreation facilities, the finest teaching theatre in Canada, and new buildings are being constructed all across campus.
Our professors have won more 3M Teaching Fellowships -- Canada's top award for undergraduate teaching excellence -- than any Canadian university. Our outstanding reputation attracts top-notch professors and researchers from Canada and around the world.
You will learn in high-tech classrooms and state-of-the-art labs and research facilities. In addition, we have Canada's second-largest research library system with more volumes per student than any university in the country, world-class athletic and recreation facilities, the finest theatre teaching centre in Canada, and new buildings being built all across campus!
A Truly Global Education
Our strong international focus enriches your university experience both academically and personally. It fosters international understanding and enhances classroom discussions, debates, and research by providing unique perspectives. You can meet people from around the world at the U of A. Over 3,100 students from 121 countries are welcomed onto campus each year. The curriculum in U of A programs provides a truly global education.
Our professors are the researchers who make the discoveries that will be in the text books of tomorrow, and they bring that knowledge to the classroom today.
Our medical researchers are known around the world for their creativity and innovation. The Edmonton Protocol, a new treatment for type 1 diabetes, has enabled diabetics to break their insulin dependence.