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The University of Alberta has looked across to downtown Edmonton from its perch on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River for nearly a century and has grown into one of the top 100 teaching and research universities in the world. The university serves some 39,000 students with more than 15,000 faculty and staff at one rural and four urban campuses. Located less than four hours east of the Rockies in the heart of Canada’s most prosperous province -- “sunny Alberta” -- the university enjoys the strong support of the government, and its faculty are recognized for their transformative research and discovery. With an annual budget of $1.7 billion and $500 million in sponsored research revenue, the University of Alberta promotes interdisciplinary efforts in an innovative and progressive environment. Metro Edmonton, Canada’s
Festival City, is home to more than a million people and boasts a river valley with North America’s largest urban parkland of biking and hiking trails.
Our vision is to inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.