The University of Calgary (U of C or UCalgary) is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 1966 (after operating as the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta since 1945) the U of C is composed of 14 faculties and more than 85 research institutes and centres.
More than 25,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students are currently enrolled. The U of C has graduated over 145,000 alumni, including the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk.
The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs) and is a member of the U15 (the 15 most research-intensive universities in Canada).