Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES) established in Sitka, AK.
Congress provides land grant for new college.
University established as Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines.
Name changes to University of Alaska (UA).
Flora Jane Harper (Rampart) becomes first Alaska Native graduate.
Geophysical Institute founded.
Proposed Alaska constitution approved; includes specific provision for UA.
Alaska becomes 49th state; legislature passes, and Governor Egan vetoes, university land grant bill.
Institute of Arctic Biology established.
UA regents merge university and community college systems into single system.
Alaska Scholars program created.
International Artic Research Center established.
UA and ANCSA Regional Association form Alaska Native Education and Research Council.
Alaska legislature approves major expansion of Education Tax Credit program.
Alaska Airlines Center opens, providing new home for Seawolf teams.
UA embarks on Strategic Pathways: comprehensive system-wide review of programs and services.
UA regents set 2025 goal that 90% of K-12 teachers will be Alaskan.
Samantha M. Mack becomes first UA graduate to receive Rhodes Scholarship.
UA partners with Department for Early Education and Development to train new generation of Alaskan educators.
Administrative barriers lift between UA campuses; credits from coursework across campuses become easily transferable.
Governor approves statewide goal of 65% Alaskans to have some postsecondary education.
UA President launches broad initiative to encourage the best Alaskan minds to design the future University and its central role in Alaskan life.
UA Foundation Board of Directors and UA Board of Regents approve plan for university’s first ever statewide philanthropic campaign.
UA Gateway—a single point of entry into entire UA system—launches.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree established, creating link between Schools of Management/Business and Engineering as Alaska assumes role as hub for tech development.
Educational Business Model Incubator established to explore and develop alternative funding models for K-12 and UA systems.
State enacts program that provides K-12 teachers who commit to staying in Alaska 5% of their tuition back for every year they teach in state.
After successful pilot from 2019-2021 using blockchain based credentialing, academic achievements recorded on blockchain.
Alaska Center for UAS Integration sets another distance world record for Beyond the Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight.
University shifts to flexible enrollment, allowing multiple starting dates for incoming students, furthering its reach and adaptability in educating all ages of students, in any phase of life.
UAA Seawolf and UAF Nanook athletes dominate Winter Olympics in Beijing, and account for 9 of 41 overall U.S. medals.
Thanks to effort of Educational Business Model Incubator, legislation passes that gives UA the equivalency of its rightful land grant; UA charts its path towards financial self-sustainability with its sovereign wealth fund integrated with new Permanent Capital Insitute.
UAF and UAA women’s hockey teams play each other for national championship.
University of Alaska reaches philanthropic campaign goal.
New construction design criteria created by Cold Climates Housing Research Center and passed through state legislation requires carbon neutral energy use in all new construction projects.
School of Medicine opens, specializing in rural care and capitalizing on Alaska's technology strengths in telemedicine, automated delivery systems, and innovative approaches to state’s unique population distribution.
UAF reaches milestone of graduating 100 PhDs, qualifying it to reach Carnegie R1 status.
90% of educators hired in Alaska earn their degree from UA.
65% of Alaskans possess postsecondary credential.
As tensions relax in post-Putin era, new home of University of the Arctic is at UA, and includes universities in all Arctic nations.
Due to installation of new high-speed fiber lines, high bandwidth and wireless technology covers entire state, easily accessible and affordable to all.
UA launches Internship Educational Model, in partnership with industry, government, and non-profit leaders; in lieu of traditional classes, students participate in internships customized to students' goals.
UAF pilots become first ever Collegiate Drone Racing Champions.
Sustainably packaged foods from Alaska's seaweed industry become most popular sources of protein across the Arctic.
ANSEP enrollment tops 10,000 students and boasts 92% college completion rate. Graduates from program have become leaders in many facets of Alaskan life; ANSEP spawns similar programs across academic fields.
"Smart Grid" technology developed at UA’s National Microgrid Energy Lab widespread in developing nations.
Alaska breaks into top ten states in New Economy Index.
Learning Pods installed in every community across Alaska; these mixed reality environments connect to learning sites and are being modeled in other rural communities around the world.
First un-piloted, automated passenger flights transport passengers between remote regions, creating more frequent and inexpensive transport of supplies, medicine, and people.
UA recognized by Department of Defense for pioneering new methods of treating PTSD in veterans using indigenous knowledge and medicines combined with advanced visualization technologies.
Alaska achieves 80/80/80 goal three years ahead of target: 80% food locally produced, state reaches 80% energy independence due to expertise in microgrids, 80% workforce has some postsecondary education.
UA endowment tops $1 billion mark.
ANSEP graduate receives Nobel Prize in Medicine.
UA receives national recognition as model 21st century Land Grant University.