Ilisimatusarfik / University of Greenland


University of Greenland is situated in the small but bustling capital city of Nuuk.

University of Greenland has about 650 students spread across four institutes:

  • Institute of Learning
  • Institute of Nursing and Health Research
  • Institute of Society, Economics and Jounalism
  • Institute of Culture, Language and History

University of Greenland specialises today in the following academic disciplines:

  • Teaching
  • Nursing
  • Health sciences
  • Social science
  • Journalism
  • Social work
  • Business economics
  • Language, literature and media
  • Cultural- and social history
  • Theology
  • Translation and interpretation

Guest students are welcome to study at the University of Greenland for a semester.

Please note that master-level exchange students who come through a program such as Nordplus, Erasmus or through a shared bilateral agreement have preference.

The University of Greenland does not offer full-degrees or PhD programs in English.

Exchange Program Fact Sheet


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Facts and figures

Year Established 1987
Total Number of Staff 115
Number of Academic Staff 60
Number of Students 600
Focus Areas

Greenlandic culture and history

Greenlandic political system

Greenlandic literature and media

Health science in the Arctic

Climate and society

Fields of Study Offered Teacher training and education science (broad programmes)
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Health (broad programmes)
Social services (broad programmes)