Leader in Arctic research


The Arctic is a vital part of Earth’s ever-changing composition, and UAF is a world leader in research into our changing land, oceans, cultures and technologies.

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Experts Guide

Whether in the lab or in the field, UAF researchers continue to astound.

Meet our Research Faculty

A Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institution

Only a handful of institutions around the country can claim the triple crown status of Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institution - UAF is one of them.

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Research Around the Globe

From our home state of Alaska to foreign countries near and far, you'll find us stationed at research posts all across the planet.

Where in the world UAF does Research.

About Us


Interim Vice Chancellor for Research Larry Hinzman

Larry Hinzman has conducted hydrological and meteorological field studies in the Alaskan Arctic continuously for over 30 years. He has served as the director for the
International Arctic Research Center and is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He lends his expertise to the university's annual $123 million research enterprise.

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