Academics, Students & Research

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The University of Alaska is committed to working closely with all federal and state agencies and private enterprise to further develop collaboration and new exposures for future growth in all areas of science and technology.

The duties of the Vice President for Academics, Students & Research, directs a division of services including Academic Affairs, Research, Corporate Programs, Student Success, Health Programs, and Distance Education. The Vice President works with the UA campuses on academic and research initiatives and collaborations to promote research in Alaska.

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Academics, Students & Research
Office phone: 907-450-8019

Fax: 907-450-8002

Physical Address
Butrovich Building, Suite 202
2025 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000

Mailing Address 
P.O. Box 755000
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000

  • Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

    Students in Tanana Valley Campus' paramedics training program take huddle up during a break in their cold-water rescue class

  • Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

    Research Associate Professor Katey Walter Anthony and a research assistant set fire to escaping methane gas trapped beneath the ice on a pond near the UAF campus.

  • Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

    Shalane Frost, a research assistant with UAF's Institute of Arctic Biology, uses an iPad to enter data regarding permafrost core samples.

  • Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

    Paul Layer, dean of UAF's College of Natural Science and Mathematics, gets ready for a day of hiking and collecting rock samples during a June 2015 research field trip

  • University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

    University of Alaska Anchorage students host a debate against University of Yale students.

  • Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

    Instructor Maureen O'Malley, left, talks to students April Smith, center, and Marisa Ayala Cardenas in one of the simulation labs at the School of Nursing on campus

  • Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

    Professor and student use a Bunsen Burner on the campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage KPC.

  • Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

    Idaho State and UAA's new Pharmacy partnership creates a home in Anchorage.

News and Updates


Common Calendar for AY18

Click HERE to view the common calendar for AY18, approved by the president and the chancellors.

UAF selected for new federal drone program
<i>Photo courtesy ACUASI</i><br /> A Responder unmanned helicopter, owned by the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, sits near a glacier. ACUASI, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, will participate in a new federal program to help merge drones into the nation's airspace.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks will join a new federal  initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. The U.S. Department of Transportation selected UAF as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. The program allows state, local and tribal governments to work with drone operators and manufacturers to speed up the safe entry of unmanned vehicles into the nation’s airspace.
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UAF scientists will help gauge how Antarctic glacier could collapse
<i>Photo by Martin Truffer</i><br /> UAF Geophysical Institute researchers will use this ice-drilling system to cut a hole through Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier to the ocean below. The system is shown here disassembled during an earlier project.

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will take part in an international collaboration to understand when Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier will begin to collapse and drive up global sea levels. The $25 million joint U.K.-U.S. research program launched Monday, April 30, is one of the most detailed and extensive examinations of a massive Antarctic glacier ever undertaken. Scientists will gather the data needed to understand whether the Thwaites Glacier’s collapse could begin in the next few decades or centuries.
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Alaska Sea Grant awards over $1 million for research 
A recreational angler holds a rockfish. UAF associate professor Anne Beaudreau and her research team will interview Alaska fishermen about their knowledge of long-term changes in rockfish abundance.

Alaska Sea Grant has selected six research projects for funding during 2018-2020, with the majority of the work getting underway next month. Alaska Sea Grant is part of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Sea Grant Program, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Researchers will receive $1.3 million to study a diverse range of topics intended to help Alaskans understand, conserve and sustainably use the state’s rich marine and coastal resources.
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