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Foundation: 1908

Mission: Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement and partnerships. The U of A gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.

Vision: To inspire the human spirit through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship in a creative community, building one of the world’s great universities for the public good.



Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 169th70th136th6th
Arts and Humanities 166th68th147th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 257th129th208th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 126th41st100th5th
Chemistry 358th183rd289th13th
Computer Science 195th61st127th7th
Dentistry 127th41st102nd3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 117th36th79th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 121st42nd94th3rd
Energy 155th31st79th3rd
Engineering 177th69th106th4th
Environmental Science 210th60th136th4th
Mathematics 223rd70th155th4th
Medicine 147th87th133rd6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 231st114th176th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 275th122nd213th6th
Psychology 215th116th203rd11th
Social Sciences 134th54th108th4th
Veterinary 183rd65th145th8th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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