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ASSP Autumn Semester

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 climate and communities of the Arctic. Together with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, University of Copenhagen and ARC offers three Arctic courses in Nuuk focusing on environmental management in a changing climate.

To apply for the courses in the Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP), please complete the “Student Infor­mation” form on ASSP homepage (how to apply).

After submitting the “Student Information” form you will receive an e-mail with details on how to proceed with registration for the courses and other practical information. We can also help finding accommodation in Nuuk and help applying for funding to cover accommodation and travel cost.

The three Arctic courses in the autumn semester are:

Contact

Lise Lotte Sørensen

Senior Researcher - Head of section Department of Environmental Science - Atmospheric Measurements

Applied Economics of Arctic Natural Resources (10 ECTS)

This course is offered by University of Copenhagen with teachers from University of Copenhagen and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

This course will provide YOU with a thorough understanding of economic reasoning and knowledge of how to apply economics as a decision-making tool in the utilization and management of marine and terrestrial natural resources, including fisheries, hunting and mining, and other uses of land and sea, such as agriculture and tourism. The theoretical parts will be illustrated with case material relevant for Greenland and interactions with local stakeholders in Greenland. The course takes place in Nuuk and involves field excursions in the Nuuk area.

For more information, please see “How to apply”or go to the “Course description“.

Policy processes and economics of the Arctic Ecosystem services (10 ECTS)

This course is offered by Aarhus University with teachers from Aarhus University and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

The course gives YOU knowledge which can be used to analyze policy processes and policy instruments within environmental governance in the Arctic. As part of this, the course will give YOU knowledge on the basic principles and problems within environmental economics, with focus on ecosystem services assessments and nature based solutions. The theoretical parts will be illustrated with case material relevant for Greenland and interactions with local stakeholders in Greenland. The course takes place in Nuuk.

For more information, please see “How to apply” or go to the “Course description“.

Arctic student project (5 ECTS)

The student projects will give YOU the opportunity to study a topic of YOUR own choosing with focus on Arctic ecological and/or socio-economic implications of climate change. The topic of the project is Arctic ecological and/or socio-economic implications of climate change but the project can be tailored to suit YOUR personal interests. The project is primarily theoretical and will summarize and discuss scientific literature within the chosen topic. You are welcome to contact us if you need inspiration or wish to discuss your ideas. The project will that takes place in Nuuk and is a written report of maximum 15 typed standard pages, references and figures included. Students applying for a full ASSP autumn semester (30 ECTS) are given priority.

For more information, please see “How to apply” .