Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions

Alberta has 4 Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions:

Institution Name Primary Geographic Service Area
Athabasca University Alberta and external
University of Alberta Alberta and external
University of Calgary Alberta and external
University of Lethbridge Alberta and external

Role within Campus Alberta

Academic Programs (what do these terms mean?)

  • Baccalaureate Degree
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Continuing Education
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Post-Doctoral Certificate
  • Post-Doctoral Diploma
  • Master's Degree
  • Post-Master’s Diploma
  • University Certificate
  • University Diploma

Visit EDinfo for a list of current programs offered at each institution.

Research Activity

  • The University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge conduct pure and applied research in a wide range of disciplines.
  • Athabasca University conducts research primarily in the area of distance delivery education.

Learner Focus

  • The University of Alberta, University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge are campus-based institutions serving the needs of learners interested in a comprehensive, research intensive environment.
  • Athabasca University is an open university that provides education through distance delivery. It focuses on learners interested in open, flexible learning opportunities.

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