University of Colorado

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 CU Consortium for Climate Change and Health is a multi-discipline collaboration across four campuses to examine the impact of climate change on health.

Starting September 2017, we are proud to offer a new Introduction to Polar Medicine course in collaboration with the University of the Arctic. We will hold two sessions; one in Stockholm, Sweden, and one in the Colorado Rocky Mountains (1 hour outside of Denver). The Sweden session will offer optional Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS) certification and 20+ AMA-PRA-1 CME credits. For more information, please visit:

Facts and figures

Year Established 1876
Total Number of Staff 35000
Number of Academic Staff 7224
Number of Students 64922
Focus Areas

Primary field research to gain clinical data demonstrating the impact of climate change on human health

Climate Justice-- examining how vulnerable communitites across the world will be disproportionately effected by climate change

Climate Change communication-- understanding the barriers of communicating climate health risks and to create effective strategies to empower mitigation.

Fields of Study Offered Basic/broad, general programmes
Education science
Teacher training and education science (others)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Earth science
Health (broad programmes)
Health (others)
Environmental protection (broad programmes)

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