Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada,Top 100 Universities in USA 2014 – Rank – 68, University of Alberta In Canada
University of Alberta
116 St. and 85 Ave. Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2R3, Canada
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 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act.
The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 152 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs in 18 faculties.
The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university’s impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province’s gross domestic product. With more than 15,000 employees, the university is Alberta’s fourth-largest employer.
The university 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.
|University of Alberta|
|ARWU Natural Science & Math||151-200|
|ARWU Engineering & CS||76-100|
|ARWU Life Sciences||76-100|
|ARWU Clinical Medicine||76-100|
|ARWU Social Sciences||51-75|
The University of Alberta consistently ranks among the top five universities in Canada and among the top public research universities worldwide. In 2013 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 96th overall in the world and fifth in Canada. The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities rated the university 77th in the world in July 2013. The 2012-2013 University Ranking by Academic Performance rated the university 61st in the world and fourth in Canada. In 2013, the university was ranked 97th in the world and fourth in Canada by the Center for World University Rankings.
In 2013, the University of Alberta was named one of “Canada’s Greenest Employers” by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth straight year. The university was also named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for the fourth consecutive year in 2012.
The Globe and Mail‘s University Report reflects the opinions of more than 35,000 undergraduates who responded to some 100 questions about their respective universities. The University of Alberta received scores of B+ and above in the following categories:
- quality of teaching and learning
- student-faculty interaction
- campus atmosphere
- ease of course registration
- reputation with employers
- information technology
The University has also been the subject of several recent scandals. In 2011, the school’s dean of medicine resigned after plagiarizing much of his graduation address. In 2012, the University’s Psychiatry department chair was placed on leave before officially beginning his duties after allegations emerged of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a patient.