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Interdisciplinary science centre for Alberta university


Edmonton, AB – A new, state-of-the-art facility at the University of Alberta will bring together students, professors and researchers from a variety of science departments.

The Alberta government has committed $285 million over the next three years towards the construction of the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science. The centre, scheduled to open in 2010, will house interdisciplinary science research teams in one facility, and is expected to attract world-class teaching and researching talents.

The centre will house the university’s department of physics, five interdisciplinary science research groups, specialized research infrastructure, lecture halls, teaching laboratories and faculty administration. Total cost of the facility is expected to be $315 million.