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Unique in the Crowd: Making a Difference in the World

The U of A is not merely a place to study or where finding the perfect job is the singular focus of post-secondary institutional learning.

The U of A is a pioneering and progressive environment where faculty, students and staff come together to embrace the values of learning, share knowledge, and find solutions for our ever-changing complex world.

Improving the Human Condition

By choosing the U of A, you will be among an extraordinary group of committed, accomplished and passionate people who have dedicated their lives to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and improving the human condition.

The U of A is home to:

  • Canada's first successful open-heart surgery;
  • The discovery of a gene-TRIM22-that can block certain forms of HIV and may one day be used to prevent the onset of AIDS; and
  • The globally recognized Edmonton Protocol pancreatic islets transplantation, reducing the need for insulin injections, for years at a time, for Type 1 diabetics.

A Most Noteworthy Neighbourhood

The U of A is doubly nestled between Edmonton's River Valley and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site only four hours away. Ours is a neighbourhood of innovation, collective ambition and creativity.

Discover the City of Edmonton: Canada's historic Gateway to the North.

Excellence in Teaching

GPS Quick Facts

  • 8,400 graduate students
  • 500+ graduate programs
  • 360+ master's programs
  • 170+ doctoral programs