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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 areas/categories

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 +265th85th187th4th
Arts and Humanities +185th68th165th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 382nd158th284th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 173rd38th116th5th
Chemistry 699th213th481st18th
Computer Science 256th78th150th8th
Dentistry 116th23rd77th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +276th58th143rd5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 247th57th166th6th
Energy 220th45th101st4th
Engineering +273rd80th156th4th
Environmental Science 307th62nd146th5th
Mathematics 226th63rd126th4th
Medicine +188th95th151st7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 610th196th416th9th
Physics and Astronomy 685th202nd474th17th
Psychology 166th89th154th12th
Social Sciences +144th52nd115th5th
Veterinary 467th111th304th13th

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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