The University of Calgary is a public research university located in Calgary, Alberta,Canada. Founded in 1966 the University of Calgary is composed of 14 faculties and more than 85 research institutes and centres. More than 25,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students are currently enrolled. The University of Calgary has graduated over 155,000 alumni in 152 countries, including the current Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, and Canadian astronaut Robert Thirsk. The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top research universities and is a member of the U15 .The University of Calgary is the birthplace of a number of important inventions, including theneurochip. The university's sponsored research revenue of 352 million, with total revenues exceeding 1.1 billion, is one of the highest in the country. Being in Calgary, with Canada's highestconcentration of engineers and geoscientists, the Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and the Schulich School of Engineering maintain ties to the petroleum and geoscience industry.The main campus is located in the north-west quadrant of Calgary, near the Bow River, and covers more than 200 hectares or 494.2 acre.