University of Calgary - Founded in 1906, U of C is a leading Canadian research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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The University of Calgary was established in 1906 as the Calgary teacher-training college. In 1945 the college became a branch of the University of Alberta. In 1966 it became a fully autonomous degree-granting institution known as the U of C (University of Calgary).

The University of Calgary offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Programs are offered in many areas, including arts, fine arts, science, commerce, engineering, education, nursing, medicine, environmental design, law, kinesiology, social sciences, graduate studies, and continuing education.


The university is a major research center, housing 16 facilities, 53 departments and more than 30 research institutes and centres. These include the Arctic Institute of North America, established in 1945 by the Canadian government and the Knowledge Science Institute.


The university also housed the one of the largest in the world Nickle Art Museum. In 1988 many of the university sports facilities were used for the Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary. These facilities include the one of the biggest covered speed skating rink in North America.


About 26 000 undergraduate and graduate students including about 1000 international students from 85 countries study at the U of C each year. In 2004, there were 27,928 full-time and part-time students. In 2005, University of Calgary intends to graduate its 100,000th alumni.

Alumni of the university include Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk and also James Gosling, one of the creators of the computer software program Java.


The University of Calgary is Calgary's fourth largest employer.

For the year 2004, the U of C employed about 2,500 full-time and part-time academic faculty.

University of Calgary Address:

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4


University of Calgary Phone:

(403) 220-5110


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