University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan

Continente: North America

Country: Canada

Address: University of Saskatchewan, 129-72 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5B5, Canada

Web Site: www.usask.ca



About University of Saskatchewan:

The University of Saskatchewan is a Canadian public research university, founded on March 19, 1907, and located on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. An "Act to establish and incorporate a University for the Province of Saskatchewan" was passed by the provincial legislature in 1907. It established the provincial university on March 19, 1907 "for the purpose of providing facilities for higher education in all its branches and enabling all persons without regard to race, creed or religion to take the fullest advantage". The University of Saskatchewan is the largest education institution in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s top research universities (based on the number of Canada Research Chairs) and is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (the 15 most research-intensive universities in Canada). The university began as an agricultural college in 1907 and established the first Canadian university-based department of extension in 1910. There were 120 hectares (300 acres) set aside for university buildings and 400 ha (1,000 acres) for the U of S farm, and agricultural fields. In total 10.32 km2 (3.98 sq mi) was annexed for the university. The main University campus is situated upon 981 ha (2,425 acres), with another 200 ha (500 acres) allocated for Innovation Place Research Park. The University of Saskatchewan agriculture college still has access to neighbouring urban research lands. The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) facility, (2003) develops DNA-enhanced immunization vaccines for both humans and animals. The University is also home to the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, which is considered one of the largest and most innovative investments in Canadian science. Since its origins as an agricultural college, research has played an important role at the university. Discoveries made at the U of S include sulphate-resistant cement and the cobalt-60 cancer therapy unit. The university offers over 200 academic programs. Duncan P. McColl was appointed as the first registrar, establishing the first convocation from which Chief Justice Edward L. Wetmore was elected as the first chancellor. Walter Charles Murray became the first president of the university's board of governors.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 348 369 388 389 376 407 411 393 392 390 429 451

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 84 92 111 105 70 83 80 88 77 96 111
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 301-350 351-400

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 69 70 65 61 67 67 81 89
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 265 252 289 - - 265 219 239 260
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Civil Engineering - - - 136 232 188 125 132 149 184 203 259
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400
Environment / Ecology - - - - 171 140 130 114 109 102 104 121
Geosciences - - - 177 191 218 214 204 196 206 155 192
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 297 248 261 301-350 351-400
Physics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 88 94 77 88 82 77 89 108