Welcome to Athabasca University's Research Portal
As Canada’s leading open and online-by-design research university, Athabasca University is committed to collaborative and co-created research solutions. Through partnerships with community groups, industry, and other academic collaborators we ask and answer complex questions to create knowledge that is transformative, engineered for impact, and minimizes barriers to accessible, engaging, and responsive research.
Athabasca University is also home to IDEA LAB the Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) and the Athabasca University Geophysical Observatory (AUGO).
Athabasca University respectfully acknowledges that we live and work on the Traditional Lands of the Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) of Canada. We honor the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of the Indigenous Peoples and give thanks to them.
Open Access at AU
Being open is core to who we are at AU. Open Access (OA) promotes the democratization of knowledge, fosters inclusivity by removing barriers, empowers scholars to innovate collaboratively, and helps maximize the impact of research for the public good. Through Pure, we are promoting the discoverability of AU researchers’ OA outputs and OA enable outcomes and impacts.
You can explore OA publications from our research community here.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, 193 countries agreed to adopt a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Click on a goal to the right to explore how our researchers and their work are contributing towards achieving it.
Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years
This map shows how AU researchers collaborate with colleagues around the world. The size of the dot will increase to reflect more collaborations. Click dots and donuts to bring up details or
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Select a country/territory to view shared publications and projects