Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions

Alberta has 4 Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions:

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

Role within Campus Alberta

Academic Programs Definitions

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Post-Bachelor's Certificate
  • Post-Bachelor's Diploma
  • Master's Degree
  • Post-Master's Certificate
  • Post-Master’s Diploma
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Post-Doctoral Certificate
  • Post-Doctoral 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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