Discover Research at Athabasca University

Welcome to Athabasca University's Research Portal

Our Research Portal houses and highlights a wide range of research-related outcomes and activities while showcasing AU’s research excellence. Through our Portal you can explore our research profile and discover ways to collaborative opportunities.

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.

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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