Future

The Proposal for Our Future

The U of A for Tomorrow proposal charts a path for our future as a university. The proposal envisions the U of A of 2025 as more sharply focused and committed to our mission as an institute of higher learning.

In 5 years, the U of A …

  • Will be global leaders in interdisciplinary teaching and research.
  • Will be leaders in technology-enhanced teaching and learning, with a dramatically expanded range of work-integrated learning opportunities.
  • Will be home to talented students, faculty, and staff, all highly engaged and focused on the mission of the university.

2022

How will the U of A look in 3 years

  • The U of A has transformed its administrative and academic structures in line with peer institutions, realizing over $120M in savings.
  • The U of A is a global leader in innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education led by a streamlined senior academic team of deans.
  • The U of A is home to an unprecedented level of interdisciplinary teaching and research programs underpinned by a transformed academic structure.
  • Staff are highly engaged and more equipped than ever to advance the university’s mission due to streamlined delivery of services.
  • Student experience is enhanced through coordination and centralization of student services.
  • The U of A is poised to launch an ambitious program of new revenue generation, expanding existing programs and developing new ones that are highly responsive to student and employer demand.

2025

How will the U of A look in 5 years

  • Making the most of positive demographic trends and leading Alberta’s growing participation rate, the U of A has expanded enrolment to over 50,000, including cutting edge online programs reaching students around the world.
  • With major new investments in student programming, the U of A is a global leader in technology-enhanced teaching and learning, with a dramatically expanded range of work-integrated learning opportunities. 
  • The U of A has secured its rank within the top 100 global universities, with an unprecedented ability to attract and retain talented students and faculty from around the world.
  • The U of A’s research impact and community engagement has never been greater, advancing economic growth and the public good in Alberta and beyond.
  • With new revenue streams, U of A has dramatically reduced dependence on government grants from almost 60% of operating revenue in 2017/18 to less than 40% in 2024/25.