UAlberta Facts

Sponsored Research Revenue

The University of Alberta ranks among the top three Canadian universities in annual sponsored research funding, including clinical trials and related research funding.

Sponsored research revenues (in millions)

The U of A is home to eight of 17 Campus Alberta Innovates Program Chairs from Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education. The $6-million CAIP Chairs program supports research on energy and environment, food and nutrition, neuroscience/prions, and water.

As well, the university has 48 Tier 1 and 42 Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs at an annual value of $13.8 million. The U of A also has three prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs, the most at any university. The federal government funds the CERCs to attract the world’s top talent to Canada.

Research contributions by sponsor, 2013-14 (in millions)