The University of Colorado (CU) is a public research university with multiple campuses serving Colorado, the United States, and the world through leadership in high-quality education and professional training, public service, advancing research and knowledge, and state-of-the-art health care. Each of the fours campuses has a distinct role and mission as provided by Colorado law.
The mission of CU is to be a premier, accessible and transformative public university that provides a quality and affordable education with outstanding teaching, learning, research, service, and health care. Through collaboration, innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, CU will expand student success, diversity and the economic foundation of the State of Colorado.
The University of Colorado Boulder has many researchers focused on the Arctic regions. In addition, the Department of Geography offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate Certificate in Arctic Studies, in collaboration with the Program in Nordic Studies (SCAN), the Program in Russian Studies (RUSS), the International Affairs Program (IAFS), the Department of Environmental Studies (ENVS), the Department of Anthropology (ANTH), the Department of Ethnic Studies (ETHN) and the research entities of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR).
Dr. Mark Serreze, CU Distinguished Professor of Geography and Director of NSIDC, has created a 3-course specialization in Coursera titled Arctic Climate, Environment, and the Geographies of the Changing North.
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|Total Number of Staff||35000|
|Number of Academic Staff||7224|
|Number of Students||64922|
Environmental Science and Policy
Climate Change communication
|Fields of Study Offered||Basic/broad, general programmes
Teacher training and education science (others)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)
- Bachelor Other Arctic Climate Environment and Geographies of a Changing North (Coursera Specialization)
- Bachelor SCAN 3202 Old Norse Mythology
- Bachelor SCAN 3251 Arctic Noir: Environment, Landscape and Literature of the Far North
- Bachelor SCAN 3204 Medieval Icelandic Sagas
- Other Frozen in the Ice: Exploring the Arctic