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Funding from Greenland Research Council


The following researchers at Ilisimatusarfik - and researchers affiliated with Ilisimatusarfik - have received funding from Greenland Research Council:


Carsten Juul Jensen, assistant professor at the Institute of Health & Nature, has received DKK 100.000,- for the research project "Retaining nurses in education and employment".

The research project is about the fact that the Greenlandic population needs more permanent resident nurses who have knowledge of the dual language situation and culture in Greenland - especially if the population's health status is to be maintained or improved. At present, not enough nurses graduate. The intake of students is limited by the fact that only 14 internships with qualified supervision can be offered. In addition, only 7 to 8 students have graduated in recent years.

The aim of the project is therefore to explore the possibility of establishing more internships and developing activities to promote retention and well-being among students and recent graduates. The methodology and activities of the project will be continuously developed in a collaborative effort between researchers, educators, students, recent graduates - and experienced nurses.


Trine Abelsen, researcher affiliated with Ilisimatusarfik, has received DKK 89.815,- for the research project "Incidence and severity of late complications after COVID-19 infection in Greenland".

The aim of the research project is to examine the prevalence, duration and severity of possible late complications following COVID-19 infection, as well as risk factors, in a representative study population in Nuuk over a 1-year time period following confirmed infection with SARS-CoV-2.


Christoph Hare Svenstrup, assistant professor at the Department of Language, Literature & Media, has received DKK 62.425,- for the research project "Language & education in Nuuk".

The project focuses on the link between language and social mobility in terms of educational opportunities. The study will follow Greenlandic young people at the beginning of their first two years at GUX in Nuuk in order to provide a complex description of: i) their linguistic everyday life, ii) the community of practice they are part of at GUX in Nuuk, and iii) the conditions for their (potential) social mobility.

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