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About us

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 Health & Nature
  • Institute of Social Science, Economics & Journalism 
  • Institute of Culture, Language & History

.. and specialises today in the following academic disciplines:

  • Teacher training
  • Nursing
  • Health sciences
  • Social science
  • Journalism
  • Social work
  • Business economics
  • Language, literature and media
  • Cultural and social history
  • Theology
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Law


Chairwoman of the board: Suzanne Møller

Rector: Gitte Adler Reimer (Tróndheim)

University Director: Henriette Nolsøe Rosing