The Arctic and Northern Studies program provides students the opportunity to study some of the world’s most pressing problems in one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
In recent years, as climate change has threatened the global environment, the world’s eyes have turned to the Arctic, where the pace of warming is more than double that elsewhere in the world. Residents of the circumpolar north don’t have to imagine how climate change might affect them in a decade or two. Communities are already experiencing the devastating effects of coastal erosion, sea ice melt, crumbling infrastructure resulting from melting permafrost, and the most destructive wildfires on record. Our program educates the next generation of students and supports their research on these and other pressing issues.
Sixth Floor Gruening Building
1747 S. Chandalar Drive
P.O. Box 756460
Fairbanks, AK 99775