How to find your way around the Greenlandic research institutions

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Here you can learn more about the Greenlandic research institutions. We hope you find it useful to get started on your research project in Greenland.


Please note that this is not a complete list, but that we are constantly updating and improving it. Therefore, you are also very welcome to make us aware if you have suggestions for additions to the list.

Research institutions in Greenland

Ilisimatusarfik – University of Greenland 

Ilisimatusarfik is an Arctic university that creates knowledge and innovation in a region developing rapidly. Broadly, deeply and across: Through research, education and cooperation – Ilisimatusarfik is Shaping the Arctic. Ilisimatusarfik has the following institutions and departments:


Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources 

The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources conducts research into Arctic ecosystems, monitors the living resources and the environment in Greenland and advises the Government of Greenland and other authorities on sustainable exploitation of living resources and safeguarding the environment and biodiversity. The Institute has three departments:

Greenland Climate Research Centre

Greenland Climate Research Centre 

GCRC is an international research Centre with a staff of experts on the impact of climate change on arctic communities and ecosystems, combining both natural and social sciences.

Arctic DTU Sisimiut

Arctic DTU Sisimiut 

Arctic DTU is based on DTU’s campuses in Lyngby and Sisimiut and is responsible for promoting DTU’s Arctic activities within research, education, innovation and research-based consulting. The Centre is also responsible for coordinating and disseminating DTU’s Arctic activities across the University. The Arctic research activities are carried out at and across the individual departments at DTU.

Asiaq Greenland Survey

Asiaq Greenland Survey

Asiaq carries out basic and applied research within a range of natural science disciplines related to the physical environment, addressed through integration of field, modelling, and remote sensing approaches from the plot to the regional scale. Asiaq’s research focuses on topics with societal relevance including climate, hydrology and cryosphere.

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) 

The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an internationally oriented, independent research and advisory institution within the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities. The office in Nuuk assists authorities, the population and companies with advice and professional knowledge on matters relating to raw materials and climate.

Greenlands National Library and Groenlandica

Greenlands National Library and Groenlandica

Nunatta Atuagaateqarfia is the public library for Nuuk and the central library for Greenland. At the library you can borrow books and magazines, audio books, DVD movies as well as console and PC games. In the reading room you can read the latest magazines or newspapers.

Groenlandica contributes to the securing of the cultural heritage of Greenland through collection, registration and conservation of all published Greenlandic books, newspapers, journals and other forms of printed material as well as audiovisual material without distinction of the subject area, language, form of presentation or quality.

Greenland National Museum and Archives

Greenland National Museum & Archives 

The museum works with archaeology, recent history, arts and crafts. The museum advises the Greenlandic government in all affairs regarding permission for excavation of ancient monuments. The archive is primarily tasked with ensuring the preservation of archival material and is furthermore responsible for the collection, organization, preservation, registration, research and dissemination of Greenland’s cultural and social historical development.


Queen Ingrids Hospital

Queen Ingrids Hospital

Queen Ingrid’s Hospital (Greenlandic: Dronning Ingridip Napparsimmavissua) is a hospital in Nuuk, Greenland. The hospital not only serves as the main hospital for the municipality but is the central hospital in all of Greenland. The hospital has around 130 beds.

Statistics Greenland

Statistics Greenland 

Greenlands central authority for statistics. The primary purpose of Statistics Greenland is to ensure a solid data base for political and administrative decisions and analyzes as well as for social science research. The sources of the statistics are primarily administrative register data.