U of S

University of Saskatchewan

105 Administration Place, Saskatoon, Canada
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About University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan is a school located in Saskatoon, SK, CA with a total of 4333 courses available to enroll in.

The University of Saskatchewan was founded in 1907 and is located in Saskatoon. It is the province's largest educational institution and one of Canada's top research universities, included in the prestigious U15 group of research-intensive universities. The school covers an area of 775 hectares with about 21,000 students enrolled from more than 100 countries. In 2014, the school ranked 9th in Maclean's magazine and entered the top 300 in the World University Academic Ranking. The University of Saskatchewan has 17 departments and 1 Continuing Education Centre, teaching science, engineering, agriculture, business, art, medicine, dentistry, environment, law, nursing and other disciplines. With nearly 50 undergraduate degrees, more than 70 master's degrees and more than 80 doctoral degree, the school covers an impressive depth of courses and disciplines. The school's key research areas include light source synchrotron, vaccines and infectious diseases.

The University of Saskatchewan Department of Physics has particular notable achievements: it is home to Canada's first electric induction accelerator in 1948 and the world's first non-commercial cobalt 60 treatment machine. In 1964, the school developed a nuclear linear accelerator as part of the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory - putting its students at the forefront of Canadian research in nuclear physics. In 2003, the school spent 173 million dollars to build the Canadian Light Synchrotron. The accelerator occupies the size of a soccer field and is Canada's first research project to accelerate electrons to the speed of light. Its results have ranked fourth in the world and its successful completion has greatly enhanced the reputation of the university for physics research. There is frequent academic exchanges between the University of Saskatchewan Physics Department and its global counterparts.

In addition, the University also has considerable research strength in Biology, attracting the world's top scientists to work and research, particularly in applied biology, pharmacology and medicine. The University of Saskatchewan emphasizes cooperation with companies, through the Edward School of Business and with large organizations such as Cameco, a mining company. There is a paid internship program and approximately 70 business school undergraduates each year have the opportunity to work at an eight-month paid internship. Students in the College of Food and Nutrition are offered internships at the Food Administration Department at other US universities. The Department of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science have established long-term relationships with Canadian companies, enabling their graduate students to have the opportunity to practice and work in these large companies. Job fairs on campus include recruitment by large global organizations such as IBM and Procter & Gamble.

The University of Saskatchewan is also known for its "high quality of teaching and reasonably low tuition". The tuition fees compared to a year for undergraduate education in Toronto and Vancouver are 20% - 30% lower, respectively. Furthermore, Saskatoon's living expenses are far lower than other big metropolitan cities.

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