Dartmouth is a private, four-year liberal arts institution that has been at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth offers a superb undergraduate residential liberal arts curriculum, featuring thriving research and first-rate graduate and professional programs in the sciences, engineering, business, and medicine. The quality of the undergraduate experience is marked by close student-faculty interaction, opportunities for independent research, a broad range of off-campus programs, and a diverse student body. Graduate programs include the study of global markets at the Tuck School of Business, 19 graduate programs in the Arts and Sciences, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Thayer School of Engineering. Through this wide range of programs, Dartmouth continues to be a leader in higher education as it strives to understand the world in which we live.
The Institute of Arctic Studies is one of the research programs of the Dickey Center for International Understanding. Since its founding in 1989, the Institute has established itself as a leading center of Arctic Studies and acts to facilitate faculty and student research, teaching, and public understanding of issues facing high latitude regions. The Institute of Arctic Studies has identified climate change and its influence on the social, cultural, and political dimensions of the North as an area of critical societal importance. The Institute links Dartmouth faculty from the College and the Professional schools with colleagues at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory to develop programs that promote scholarship and engage students in the social, political and scientific issues of the polar regions. The Institute’s Arctic vision includes Alaska, Canada, the Nordic countries, Russia, Antarctica, and high mountain regions.
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|Total Number of Staff||3250|
|Number of Academic Staff||1045|
|Number of Students||6277|
The Cryosphere – glacial ice, snow, and sea ice systems and their responses to climate change
Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems – the ecology and biogeochemistry of Arctic ecosystems and their natural resources and responses to anthropogenic activities
Human Systems – Arctic policy issues and governance and the role of science communication and diplomacy in policy making