The University of Alberta, ranked 59th by the 2009 QS - Times Higher Education World University Rankings and second in Canada by the Research Infosource 2008 ranking of Canada's top research universities, is one of Canada’s largest research-intensive universities with about 37,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students working in over 150 disciplines. The University is located in vibrant Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - a thriving and diverse riverside city with a population of about 1 million. Here you will enjoy an outstanding arts scene, world-class sporting events, and great international cuisine. Edmonton is also close to the magnificent Rocky Mountains - a perfect venue for skiing, camping, and hiking.
Click here to find links to the City of Edmonton and information on the city, its wonderful summer festivals (including the internationally renowned Fringe theatre festival) and the Edmonton transit system. University of Alberta graduate and undergraduate students benefit from a universal transit pass granting affordable access to transit in Edmonton and surrounding areas.