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At the University of Alaska, we are on a mission to empower Alaska. At our three universities, including 13 community campuses located throughout Alaska, our accessible education offers students opportunities to thrive and learn online or in the classroom. Through our dedication to high-quality research, education and job training, we create a stronger workforce for our families, communities and state. Our graduates find success, businesses grow and prosper, and the Alaska economy thrives. We seek to build a better quality of life and a strong tomorrow for all Alaskans.

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Leading Drone Commercialization
Expanding Green Tech in Mining
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We are the University of Alaska, empowering Alaska’s future.

At the University of Alaska, we are focused on helping people today to meet the demands of the future. Our graduates, businesses, communities and resources have the power to impact the world. Our people are ambitious and determined to make a difference through knowledge, leadership and groundbreaking advancements.

We offer easily accessible, affordable education and job training to students of all backgrounds, ages and identities. We believe educated professionals and skilled tradespeople are a vital part of a better tomorrow for Alaska and the world. By investing in our people, we are investing in a stronger workforce for today and the ever-changing future.

The world moves at a fast pace. That’s why we lead the way with the latest innovations. Drone technology, mariculture, nursing, and green energy development are only a few of the areas in which we create opportunity. We prioritize the pursuit of knowledge through world-class research and relevant job training, and we own the blueprint on creating new opportunities in existing and growing industries.

Through education for all, the University of Alaska shapes the minds of today and the economy of tomorrow.

Did you know…

Things move quickly here, so it’s important to slow down and appreciate our successes and major contributions to the world. Learn more about us through the stories that illustrate the exciting impacts and the latest discoveries at our university.


UA has awarded more than $70 million in scholarships through the UA Scholars Program. Private donors provide for many more scholarships.


We hold symposiums on major topics of interest like mariculture, critical minerals, health care and drones.


Our very own Dr. John Walsh received Norway’s prestigious MOHN prize for excellence in Arctic Research.


Recently, our generous donors funded teacher education, a finance lab and scholarships for Ukraine students.


We build an educated and trained workforce in core industries like mining, alternative energy and health care.


As the top-producing Arctic research university in the world, we average more than $100 million in research grants a year.

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