The University of Alberta (U of A), founded in 1908, is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. U of A has 37,000 students, including 3,000 international students. It offers 200 undergraduate specializations and 170 graduate programs in 300 research areas.
U of A is located centrally in the vibrant and prosperous city of Edmonton, Alberta, in Western Canada. A major hub for the oil and gas industries, Edmonton is a modern city with many attractions, located just a few hours from the Rocky Mountains.