International Projects

Building Capacity & Developing Human Capital

U of A is on the forefront of future-focused research and education and is committed to understanding the complexities of our world. Working with our Global Engagement (GE) team will allow an organization to build capacity by engaging in distinctive partnerships with Alberta's world-class experts.

GE will foster mutually beneficial international partnerships and collaborations by sharing U of A's extensive teaching and research expertise with the global community.

What is your need?

After conversations with our team to understand your needs, we will co-design a capacity-building solution that will meet your short or long-term needs. Solutions can be delivered in your home country, in Canada, online or through a blended approach of both. English language supports and cultural sensitivity are taken into consideration.

Short Term (a few days to a few weeks)

  • Short courses/certificates for professionals
  • Consulting
  • Training

Long Term (a few months to many years)

  • Longer term courses/ certificates for professionals
  • Consulting
  • International development projects
  • Project design/management


Learn more about U of A's advantages; including our international reputation; teaching excellence; research and innovation; linkages to government and industry; and our approach. Experience can be leveraged from U of A's colleges, faculties, centres, and institutes.

Examples of Success

Professional development short courses delivered around the world:
  • Energy & the environment courses delivered in Perú, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador
  • Energy regulation courses delivered in Edmonton, Canada for Mongolian public sector administrators
  • Sports management courses delivered in Bolivia for the Bolivian Ministry of Sport
Capacity building projects:
  • Five-year project with Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México funded by SENER (government agency) to build capacity in the extractive resources sector
  • Five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada to build capacity in the Pacific Alliance countries (Chile, Colombia, México, Perú) in the extractive sector
  • Two-and-a-half year project with the Omani Ministry of Education for training of primary school math and science teachers
  • Customizable leadership program for education sectors focused on theoretical knowledge, complemented with practical application in a global context.
  • There are over 700 Chinese university administrators from over 300 universities who have graduated from this program

Campus Life

With such a broad range of academic faculties and fields of study, our campus life is an incredible mix of personalities, backgrounds and passions. Visit Campus Life to get a flavour of life at UAlberta.

Contact us

Let's talk about your capacity development needs. Contact Dan to discuss how the U of A Advantage can help.

Dan Fredrick
Director, Global Engagement 
142 Telus Centre, 87 Avenue & 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R1

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

GE's activities align well with the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 SDGs.

About U of A International
Driven by the University of Alberta's vision to connect with the world, U of A International works with a broad range of international and external stakeholders to support the creation of an internationally vibrant learning and research environment.
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