UAlberta collaborates with a number of leading European research institutions and universities particularly in Germany. Our key university partners in Europe are RWTH Aachen, Ludwig-Maximilians University, the Technical University of Munich, the Université Grenoble Alpes and the University of Leeds and non-university research institutions such as the Helmholtz association and the Fraunhofer society.
UAlberta works with several major research and academic funding agencies in Europe including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Additional work is done with the embassies/consulates of many European countries to promote UAlberta's research and academic portfolio.
Since 2007, the University of Alberta has had an agreement with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to house the Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada (HFLOC). Through this, UAlberta promotes to professors across Canada opportunities offered by the Foundation.
Launched in 2013 and in 2017 respectively, the UAlberta e3 Berlin and the UAlberta e3 French-Alps study abroad programs combine language instruction, internship opportunities, and an academic course. UAlberta offers various exchange and summer programs in different universities across Europe.
The University of Alberta has various collaborative graduate programs run with European institutions, including one in Arts and Science with LMU Munich, hybrid functional materials with the Technical University of Munich, membrane biology with Saarland University and the University of Kaiserslautern, and forestry, environmental, and conservation sciences with partners in various European countries.
UAlberta is home to both the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), both located on the North (main) Campus in Edmonton.