EXCEL

GOAL: Excel as individuals, and together, sustain a culture that fosters and champions distinction and distinctiveness in teaching, learning, research, and service.

As one of the world’s top 100 universities, UAlberta has a built a strong reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, known for innovation across a wide range of disciplines as well as within the academic experience. In supporting the university's high standards of excellence, UAlberta International has sought out and developed programming and opportunities that will cultivate and enhance innovative approaches to internationalization.


2017-18 Highlights


  • In addition to developing co-funded research internships, UAlberta International works with external partners to secure additional resources and provide a complete social and cultural program open to all visiting research students.
  • The UAlberta Research Experience (UARE) program has continued to connect top international undergraduate research interns with UAlberta faculty researchers for a 3-4 month internship experience. In 2017-18, 147 students completed internships, co-funded with UAlberta researchers.


  • UAlberta International played a leadership role in facilitating development of the UAlberta-Tsinghua University Joint Research Centre for Future Energy and Environment, established through an agreement signed in April 2017 during the Premier’s mission to China.
  • A joint workshop involving stakeholders was held in October 2017.

April 2017 Premier's Mission to China


  •  UAlberta International played a leadership role in facilitating the establishment of a Joint Research Institute of Advanced Science and Technology with East China Normal University (ECNU), with funding from the Shanghai municipal and local district governments.
    • A joint research workshop involving stakeholders at UAlberta in June 2017, followed by a trip by the VP Research to ECNU in December 2017.
  • UAlberta International furthered the relationship with Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) which, earlier in 2017, awarded approximately $15 million to three joint hydrocarbons projects on which UAlberta was a lead.
  • In collaboration with VP Research office, UAlberta International worked to develop the strategic partnership with RWTH Aachen, including hosting visits and planning for a research workshop.