The research programs at UAF take advantage of the university's unique location in the subarctic of interior Alaska, with easy access to the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, glaciers and permafrost areas.
In addition to research carried out in its academic departments, the university has a number of research centers that focus upon problems of the Arctic. These include the environmental impact of human activities, the development of renewable and non-renewable resources, energy sources and the cultural understanding and preservation of peoples of the North.
Assistantships are available for graduate students working on research with faculty in many of these research institutes and centers. Each of the researchers has a joint appointment with an academic department. Contact the academic departments for information on specific faculty research projects and the availability of research assistantships.
Research Institutes and Centers
Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Alaska Native Language Center
Alaska Quaternary Center
Alaska Sea Grant College Program
Arctic Biology, Institute of
Cross-Cultural Studies, Center for
Fishery Industrial Technology Center
Global Change and Arctic System Research, Center for
Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
Marine Science, Institute of
Mineral Industry Research Laboratory
Museum, University of Alaska
Northern Engineering, Institute of
Petroleum Development Laboratory