Among the many other perks that attract the Indian students to opt education in an international institution, the major one is the high quality research practice that a premiere overseas institute offers. University of Alberta, an institute that truly stands out when considering offering research opportunities, is one of the most preferred overseas destination for international students. Housing close to 100 faculty members and 600 current students from India, notably, the University of Alberta over the years has created an environment that is quite welcoming and friendly, giving more scope to the international students become comfortable in the new country. Ranked in the world’s top 100 universities, and the top 4 in Canada, the University offers a first-class education imbibed with leading research. Being counted as one of the world’s top research universities—fourth in Canada and eighty-first in the world for research impact, the University of Alberta ensures to inculcate a strong research habit among its students.
The University of Alberta has the record of graduating number distinguished alumni that also includes Indians. To mark this, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and distinguished Indian historian RomilaThapur have honorary doctorates. Further in the honor of Dr. Manmohan Singh, the University offers a Dr Manmohan Singh Prize in Economics to a top student in the department of Economics. Earning a great status among the national and international students since its establishment, the University presently is beatified with 18 faculties on five campuses. In order to support the varied needs and aspirations of the modern learners, the University has kept in mind to constitute state-of-the-art facilities in all its campuses. “The University’s main campus is also home to world-class facilities like the National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), the brand new 28,400 m2Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering and the second largest research library system in Canada,” says Dr. Cen Huang, Interim Vice Provost and Associate Vice, President (International), University of Alberta.
The students studying at the University are enabled to obtain a holistic learning experience with the help of classes that are a mixture of traditional lectures and hands-on learning in the University’s top quality, modern labs and facilities. “In fact, many faculties offer certificate programs, which can be completed during a regular degree and offer students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of a particular topic and gain more credentials in their chosen field of work along with various cooperative and work experience programs,” proudly shares Dr. Cen Huang. The University of Alberta is an international University in true sense- with holding 700 agreements with 80 different countries.
Dr. Cen Huang adds, “Our University has a strong relationship with India that continues to grow through new partnerships and relations, as well as a strong Indian student community on campus.” On account of this, the University of Alberta is taking a lead role in Canada-India research collaboration, currently holding 33 agreements with various institutions in India and this includes the Canada-India Research Centre of Excellence (IC-IMPACTS) as well. “Engineering, Business and Science being some of the most popular faculties among our Indian students, we are aspiring to welcome more Indian students promising them to provide education and facilities that are best of both worlds,” concludes Dr. Cen Huang.