The University of Alberta (U of A) is one of the Canadian top public institutions and one of the world’s top research universities.

The University has the following Faculties: Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences; Faculty of Law; Faculty of Arts; Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry; Augustana Campus; Faculty of Native Studies; School of Business; Faculty of Nursing; Campus Saint-Jean; Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation; Faculty of Engineering; School of Public Health; Faculty of Extension; Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine; Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research; Faculty of Science.

The University of Alberta has Canada’s first standalone faculty dedicated to public health in order to focus on safety, wellness, and disease prevention.

Notable U of A alumni include: Joe Clark (Former Prime Minister of Canada), Charles Dent (Former NWT Cabinet Minister), J. Wilton Littlechild (Former Member of parliament), Peter Lougheed (Former Premier of Alberta), Roland Michener (Former Governor General), Robert Steadward (Former International Paralympic Committee President), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 67th in the  world (Webometrics Rankings, January 2010).

- 59th among the world's best universities in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. In addition it is ranked in the world top 100 for the following subjects: Engineering & IT (46th), Life Sciences & Biomedicine (52nd), Natural Sciences (75th).

- Ranked 101-151st globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2009. Additionally University of Alberta is placed among the world top 100 universities for the following fields: Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences; Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy; Life and Agriculture Sciences.

- University of Alberta is rated 2nd among Canada’s Top Research Universities 2008 (Research InfoSource).

- 55th in the world according to Newsweek’s 2006 Top 100 Global University rankings.

* Next: University of Alberta School of Business

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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