Spring semester 2018

Arctic courses

Together with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR), ARC offers four Arctic courses (total of 30 ECTS) focusing on climate in the spring semester, one course as Summer University (5 ECTS) and two (total of 10 ECTS) in the fall semester. All courses are on graduate level.

The spring semester takes place in Nuuk, Greenland. As part of the course activity, we will have guest lectures from the local governance and from the local company ASIAQ (environment and climate survey). In order to attend the spring semester you should send a short (1/2 page) letter of motivation to Lise Lotte Sørensen (lls@bios.au.dk). The ARC and GINR will help finding accommodation in Nuuk and help applying for funding to cover accommodation and travel cost.

The four Arctic courses in the spring semester are:

  • Introductory safety course. This course is offered by GINR and does not grand ECTS, but is mandatory for students who are going to work on sea ice.
  • Sea ice ecology (5 ECTS). The course is offered by Aarhus University (AU) with teachers from AU and GINR. The course takes place in Nuuk but involve fieldwork outside Nuuk.
  • Climate forcing, effects and adaptation in the Arctic (10 ECTS) The course is offered by AU. It involves some fieldwork.
  • Arctic Aquatic Ecosystems (15 ECTS). The course is offered by AU with teachers from AU and GINR. The course involve fieldwork.

Summer university takes place in Aarhus and offers a course introducing Arctic science in an interdisciplinary course:

  • Arctic System Science (5 ECTS). This course involves teachers from several faculties and departments. The course is a concentrated one-week course.