Advance Learning, Discovery and Citizenship

As a public research university, UAlberta has adopted a bold and far-reaching vision: to build one of the world’s great universities for the public good.

As a public research university, UAlberta has adopted a bold and far-reaching vision: to build one of the world’s great universities for the public good.

Our mission is to take what happens in our classrooms and laboratories and apply it in ways that inform public policy, bringing social, cultural and economic dividends to society.

Realizing this vision will bridge our past to our future. It will further the promise of our founding president, Henry Marshall Tory — to apply knowledge for the “uplifting of the whole people” — with the opportunities of a 21st-century world that is interconnected and independent. 

With your continued support, the University of Alberta can extend its impact across the province and country, and around the globe.

Related Projects

The UAlberta MS Centre comprises a multidisciplinary team dedicated to helping multiple sclerosis patients. Researchers at the centre are educating the next generation of experts, and are committed to gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the disease. They’ve set a goal to find a cure for MS in the next 10 years.


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Since 2006, the waitlist for organ donors in Alberta has grown 40 per cent. Help pioneer new organ transplantation technology to give parents more time with their children, children more time to grow, and families more time to create memories.

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