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Athabasca University

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Athabasca University (AU) is a Canadian public research university. It is mainly an online school. It was founded in 1970. It is one of the four academic and research universities in Alberta[1] and was the first Canadian university to focus in distance education.[2]


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  1. "Comprehensive Academic and Research Institutions". Government of Alberta. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  2. Zdeb, Chris (16 June 2014). "June 16, 1985: Athabasca University opens for distance education". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.