Ilisimatusarfik is situated in the small but bustling capital city of Nuuk.
Ilisimatusarfik educates for both the private and public labour market, and does research and programmes within humanities, social and health science.
Ilisimatusarfik highly prioritises cooperation with the outside world, locally as well as internationally. Ilisimatusarfik wishes to bridge the university world with the business community and the public sector, because in a collaboration between the sectors, everyone is contributing strong professionalism and combining new thinking and innovation in a fruitful system.
Ilisimatusarfik is an Arctic university that creates knowledge and innovation in a region developing rapidly. Broadly, deeply and across: Ilisimatusarfik is shaping the Arctic through research, education and cooperation.
Ilisimatusarfik has four institutes:
- Institute of Learning
- Institute of Nursing & Health Science
- Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism
- Institute of Culture, Language & History
.. and specialises today in the following academic disciplines:
- Health sciences
- Social science
- Social work
- Business economics
- Language, literature and media
- Cultural- and social history
- Translation and interpreting
- West Nordic Studies
Chairman of the board: Professor Minik Rosing
Rector: Tine Pars
University Director: Mette Barslund