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What makes Athabasca University different from other universities?

Unlike other universities, Athabasca University is renowned worldwide for its expertise in researching and delivering distance and online education. In fact, over 38,000 students from 90 countries world-wide are pursuing their education with AU, allowing them to tailor their program to their personal or professional needs and interests and to continue their education without sacrificing personal, family, career, or community commitments.

As Canada’s Open University, AU is dedicated to removing the educational, geographical, financial, social, cultural, and other barriers that often limit access to post-secondary achievement. In doing so, AU guarantees access to university-level study to a broad range of non-traditional students, transforming lives and enriching families and communities.

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