Situated in the city of Edmonton in the state of Alberta, the University of Alberta is one of the top five public research-intensive universities in Canada. Edmonton receives over 300 days of sunshine annually, celebrates over 50 yearly festivals, and is home to leading companies in the oil and gas sector such as Petro Canada, Shell and Imperial oil. Providing over 200 undergraduate, 500 graduate and professional programs to choose from, it caters to the curiosity of every student wanting to pursue diverse fields such as engineering, management studies, law, arts, and many more. For research, the university attracts annual funds of over 500 million from the government, industry, and other organizations, which helps in even encouraging the undergraduate students to research with a stipend. With ongoing research in emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, energy, and nanotechnology, the students are nurtured with facilities to develop and market discoveries.