Global Engagement

University of Alberta International's Global Engagement unit helps facilitate strategic international collaborations for the U of A by serving as a connector between the university and the world, working with partners on campus, in Canada, and across the globe to build and foster global connections, raise the university's profile internationally, and develop new opportunities for innovation in teaching, research, and service. 

Select highlights of the university's wide range of global engagements can be found on the regional sub-pages. U of A is also a member of the Worldwide Universities Network, a leading global higher education and research network of 24 universities across 6 continents. Many of our Faculties have joint and dual degree programs or offshore programs to provide unique learning opportunities to students.

 Our team offers the following services:

  • Provides regional expertise and strategic advice for the development and implementation of global partnerships and major international initiatives aligned with the University Strategic Plan for stakeholders across campus

  • Initiates and maintains relationships with key institutions, including managing the development of Faculty and institutional level international agreements 

  • Hosts distinguished delegations from foreign governments and international partners, and organizes select high-profile events and webinars

  • Coordinates international missions led by senior administrators

  • Maintains a database of and prepares briefings on the university's global engagements 

  • Identifies and promotes international funding opportunities

AKU Signing Ceremony with Provost Yiu

Contact a Regional Manager


Vanessa Strickland
+1 (780) 492-8403

Asia & Oceania

Jinjia Xu
+1 (780) 492-2057

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Eduardo Jimenez
+1 (780) 492-4482

Global Engagement Staff Directory

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Explore U of A's international agreements

Search existing agreements by country, faculty, and more.

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Discover international funding opportunities

Discover a range of funding organizations and opportunities to support international research engagement.

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Featured Partnership: RWTH Aachen

Learn more about how U of A is working with this prestigious German university.

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