The University of Manitoba is western Canada's first university, founded in 1877. Located in the city of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba is the province of Manitoba's premier post-secondary educational institution and its only research-intensive university.
In a typical year, the university has an enrolment of over 26,000 students â approximately 23,000 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students. The University of Manitoba offers the largest selection of degree programs, including professional and graduate programs, of any university in the province. In all, more than 90 degree programs are offered, over 60 at the undergraduate level.
In 2007-08, the university received more than $160 million in sponsored research income. The university currently holds 48 Canada Research Chairs, is the network leader of ISIS Canada, one of Canadaâs Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCEs), and is a participant in 17 others. Smartpark, the universityâs research and technology park, creates high-tech clusters, facilitates university-industry research collaborations and innovation, and nurtures an environment and culture that assists in retaining highly skilled students and researchers in the region and as well as enhancing the transfer of new technologies to the marketplace.