Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP)

The Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) courses offered in Nuuk give your education an Arctic angle and provide you with first-hand experience of working in and with the climate, environment and communities of the Arctic. 

Nuuk is a unique location for education in Arctic topics as it is situated inside a large fjord system with glaciers, rivers, lakes and different terrestrial and marine biotopes. Nuuk is also the capital of Greenland and home to the government of Greenland, departments for natural resource management and consulting, as well as the authorities in charge of monitoring and regulating industrial and subsistence fisheries and hunting.   

Here you can find more information about the Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) and course packages offered in Nuuk. 

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Why take a semester in Greenland?

  • You get on-site experience of Arctic sea ice and marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems
  • You get Arctic fieldwork experience
  • You get access to and insights into ongoing research in Greenland
  • You get first-hand access to leading scientists and research on Arctic topics
  • You get access to exceptional master project and  career opportunities in the Arctic
  • You give your degree an Arctic angle

What will you learn?

  • How to plan and execute Arctic field studies
  • How biological processes and ecosystems function in the Arctic
  • How climate change affects Arctic ecosystems and processes
  • How Greenlandic society embraces climate change
  • How to stay safe in the Arctic

ASSP – Spring Semester

ASSP – Autumn Semester

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