The Faculty of ALES conducts a robust research program that provides solutions to global challenges in the areas of agriculture and food, the environment, community and individual well-being and bioresource innovation.
Over the past five years, ALES has attracted an annual average of $44.2 million in external research funding, placing it on a per capita basis (i.e. per faculty member) among the top two faculties at the University of Alberta. The investment is well-placed as evidenced by the fact the Faculty of ALES leads all faculties at the U of A in royalty generation from its commercialized discoveries.
In the prestigious National Taiwan University rankings of 2015, ALES’ environmental programs ranked 38th best in the world and our agricultural programs ranked 40th.