International Strategy

The University of Alberta continually strives to enhance international dimensions in its teaching, research, service, outreach and administration.

International engagement is a key academic strategy to improving the quality of teaching, learning, and research at UAlberta, in turn enhancing the university's overall reputation and further improving its worldwide standing.

Responsibility for the design and implementation of internationalization programs and projects lies primarily with UAlberta Faculties and Departments.

However, administrative units—especially University of Alberta International—play an important role in supporting and facilitating Faculty plans and initiatives.

Strategic Plans

Academic Plan

Dare to Deliver:
Academic Plan

University of Alberta International Resource

Resource Document 
to the Academic Plan

University of Alberta Global Challenges

Global Challenges
Innovative Solutions 


Committees & UAlberta Stakeholders

International Coordinating Council (ICC)
  • chaired by President
  • composed of six Regional Councils: USA, Mexico, China, India, Germany & Developing Countries
  • each Regional Council chaired by member of President's Executive Committee; representation from Faculties
  • draw information on regional activities and advise administration on international issues
Standing Advisory Council on International Engagement (SACIE)
  • chaired by Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
  • representation from central administrative units, Faculties (including Deans), student associations
  • reports and provides advice to the Provost and senior administration on a variety of international initiatives including education abroad, international student recruitment, development cooperation, university partnerships and articulation programs
  • SACIE sub-committees:
    • Education Abroad
    • Development Cooperation
    • Revenue Generating Programs
    • Graduate Programming
    • Student Engagement in International Education
University of Alberta International
  • central administrative unit charged to foster internationalization through support of Faculty initiatives and central programming