University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Alaska’s Largest University

    The University of Alaska Anchorage is the state's largest post-secondary institution. It is comprised of the Anchorage Campus located in the heart of Alaska's largest city, as well as Kenai Peninsula College, Matanuska-Susitna College, Kodiak College and Prince William Sound College, all located in some of the most beautiful places in Alaska.

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UAA Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Mohammad Heidari Kapourchali, photographed near a powerline easement on the Anchorage Hillside, an area with a high potential for wildfires. Kapourchali is the Principle Investigator on Foundations for Improving Resilience in the Energy Sector Against Wildfires on Alaskan Lands (FIREWALL), which aims to reduce the vulnerability of Alaska's power grid to wildfires.

Building a FIREWALL: A more holistic solution to wildfires

To say that Alaska has a wildfire problem would be putting it mildly. The bad news is the problem is expected to worsen due to the effects of rising global temperatures. However, there’s also good news: several Alaska organizations are coming together on a new project to think about the problem more holistically and work toward solutions.

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Alaska Space Grant awarded to engineering alumnus to study Arctic corrosion

Tyler Cushman’s graduate research will study a process known as atmospheric corrosion in cold climates through a collaboration with NASA and is expected to have wider benefits for Alaska’s infrastructure.

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Tyler Cushman
UAA students approach Rasmuson Hall on an early fall day

UAA earned high marks for its undergraduate engineering, nursing, computer science and business programs in the 2022 Best Colleges rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

UAA ranked among 2022 Best Colleges by U.S. News
Automotive Technology student Mallory Hanna works on a brake assembly during instructor Randal Smith's brake systems (ADT A150) course in UAA's Automotive and Diesel Technology Building.

Last fall, UAA announced its Fast Track Certificate program. This year, the Municipality of Anchorage has collaborated with the university with a $3 million American Rescue Plan Act grant that broadens the scope of the Fast Track program.

Fast Track Certificates 2.0
Seawolf logo against green and gold gradient background

UAA alumni and Seawolf gymnastics coaches Marie-Sophie Boggasch and Kendra Daniels talk about achieving reinstatement for this season, the work ahead and their journeys from performing to coaching gymnastics.

Podcast: Gymnastics alumni and coaches campaign to Save UAA Gymnastics
Mortrarboard at UAA Commencement decorated to read, "Oh, the Places You'll Go"

It's that time of year! Join UAA's Class of 2021 to celebrate their hard work and student success at the commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Alaska Airlines Center (ticketed guests only) and on Facebook Live.

Congratulations, Class of 2021!