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WUN welcomes University of Alberta to network

September 25, 2008

WUN expands its membership to 18 and welcomes the University of Alberta as its second Canadian partner

The Worldwide Universities Network is delighted to announce that the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) has joined the network with immediate effect. Professor Michael Arthur, chairman of WUN said “The University of Alberta’s pioneering spirit and history of finding innovative solutions to research questions will be a significant asset to WUN’s mission, and the partnership is very proud to have secured Alberta’s membership”.

The University of Alberta opened its doors in 1908 and is currently celebrating its centenary. In the past 100 years the university has become one of Canada’s foremost research-intensive universities, with external research funding of more than $490 million. The University of Alberta and Campus Saint-Jean, the university’s French language faculty, are located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The university also offers a liberal arts education in a rural setting at the Augustana Campus in Camrose, 90 km southeast of Edmonton. In addition it has research facilities on its South Campus in Edmonton and this year opened its Enterprise Square campus in downtown Edmonton.

“As a globally engaged research university, the University of Alberta is committed to fostering excellence in teaching, research and creative activity in an interdisciplinary environment,” says University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera. “It is the partnerships with the world-class institutions of the Worldwide Universities Network that will help us as we seek solutions to the world problems and seek ever broader opportunities for our students.”

For more information about the University of Alberta, visit their website.

News article Sep 25, 2008 Constanze Vageler

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