Ilisimatusarfik newsshaping the Arctic

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter Ilisimatusarfik news - shaping the Arctic.

In this edition, among other things you can read about the hosted Arctic Circle Greenland Forum, and our seminar about the teaching programme for the future.

Happy reading.

Yours sincerely,
Tine Pars, rector
Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs visits Ilisimatusarfik

Minister vists Ilisimatusarfik


Thursday 09 June 2016 at 14.00 to 15.30, the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Tørnæs visits Ilisimatusarfik.

Tørnæs meets with rector Tine Pars - and gets a tour of campus Ilimmarfik during her visit.

Ilisimatusarfik looks forward to welcoming Ulla Tørnæs.
Arctic research strategy

Arctic research strategy


Together with Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and ARTEK, Ilisimatusarfik is preparing our input to the Danish government's Arctic research strategy.

The working title is: Development of the Danish Realm's Arctic positioning through a strengthened Danish-Greenlandic educational- and research environment.

More information about the work follows in future issues of our newsletter.
Arctic Circle Greenland Forum in Nuuk

Arctic Circle Greenland Forum


Arctic Circle Greenland Forum was held in Nuuk 17 - 19 May 2016.

Focus was on the economic development of the peoples of the Arctic. Topics such as tourism, shipping and air transport, natural resources, fisheries, and strengthening of indigenous peoples throughout the Arctic were also debated.

Ilisimatusarfik also hosted a side-event - titled "Research and innovation by and for the people of the Arctic" (see some pictures from the event below).

Arctic Circle Greenland Forum was organised by the Arctic Circle in cooperation with the Government of Greenland. visited Ilisimatusarfik - and focused on Greenlandic research visited Ilisimatusarfik


In mid-May, visited Ilisimatusarfik - and during their visit they conducted a two-day course in research communication for our researchers.

The course was a mix of theory, practical exercises and examples of good professional communication .. and our researchers worked e.g., to find the good stories in their research so that they can be communicated to exactly the audience they want to reach.

At, they have a special section about research in Greenland with many good articles - you can read all of them here.
Seminar: teaching programme for the future

Seminar: teaching programme for the future


The Danish Evaluation Institute has evaluated the teaching programme at Ilinniarfissuaq - and their evaluation report can be downloaded here.
As a follow-up to the evaluation report, Ilisimatusarfik held a one-day seminar 27 April entitled: Teaching programme for the future where all necessary stakeholders were invited.
Our researchers can help you - if you are in need


Find researcher

Do you need professional expertise - for example for an article or the like?

Then help is very close by.

On our website, we have developed a catalogue of subjects, where you can find a researcher in different disciplines.

New subject: Serving og a sentence, Prisons, E-learning, Distance learning, Imprisonment, Inmates' conditions, Royal family (importance in Greenland), Criminology, Oil & gas, Resocialisation ..


Our catalogue of subjects and the website are updated regularly - so come by occasionally.
Again this year, Ilisimatusarfik organizes 'Summer University' (photographer: Tine Pars)

Summer University

Once again, Ilisimatusarfik presents: 'Summer University'.

Again this year, our Summer University takes place during the summer holidays at Ilisimatusarfik - for present and accepted Ilisimatusarfik students in Nuuk who want to improve their academic skills.

These courses are part of our Summer University:
  • English course
  • Basic Project Management (in Danish)

For more information, please visit our website - where you also can register.
Latest publications by researchers at Ilisimatusarfik



Here is an outline of our researchers' latest publications:

Also view peer reviewed publications by Ilisimatusarfik researchers - year 2015.

On our website, you can also see the publications from Ilisimatusarfik publishing - and order online .. we ship world-wide.
Ilisimatusarfik's media coverage this May


In the media

In the past month, Ilisimatusarfik has been mentioned in the media various places:
You can always find an updated and complete outline of our media coverage on our website.
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