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Key Stats

2,421 new students are first-generation in 2020/21

1,860 students with a disability in 2020/21

685 employees with a disability in 2020/21

4,940 of 34,108 undergraduates are international students from 102 different countries


research impact

For the period 2018-2022 

№ relevant publications: 271 

№ times cited: 1,432

Source: InCites


Sample Courses





Institutional Stewardship Initiatives

Transition Year Program

The Transition Year Program is an access program for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who may not be prepared to enter a faculty through the regular admissions route. The program provides its students with the best first-year experience possible, offering academic and cultural support, encouragement, community, access to Elders, and a network of peers and tailored classes to develop core writing and academic skills.

Strategic Plan for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

In 2019, the U of A released a four-year strategic plan to embed equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) into the culture of the university. Planned actions include bias awareness training for senior leadership, the development of guidelines for supporting EDI in teaching and research, and the incorporation of EDI into recruitment and retention procedures.

Research institutes, centres & projects

Community-University Partnership

The Community-University Partnership is a collaboration between the University of Alberta, community agencies, and other organizations in Alberta. They have a commitment to creating and sharing evidence-based knowledge that impacts programs and policies, and to improving the development of children, youth, families and communities.

U of A based global research network aims to improve opportunities, outcomes for women

Rhonda Breitkreuz launched the Global Research Network on the Economic Empowerment of Women (ReNEW) in 2020 to focus on women’s economic empowerment, and to explore innovative approaches to research and policy development.