Welcome to the Greenland Self-government Research Unit.

The unit is working to strengthen research in Greenland by building networks, organizing conferences and other activities, and by disseminating research at national and international level.

The research unit also contributes to managing the self-government's pool of funds for promoting research. The pool provides aid for local research institutions and for the start-up of research projects within the Naalakkersuisut designated focus areas.

The unit also disseminates current knowledge on research to the people of Greenland. In addition, the unit publishes the journal INUSSUK - Arktisk Forskningsjournal (the Arctic Research Journal) and the newsletter Forskningsenheden informerer (Information from the Research Unit).

For more information, please contact the research coordinators Najârak' Paniula and Sten Lund.

Research in Greenland

The political objective of the Greenland Government in the area of research is to promote and strengthen research which is rooted in Greenland and to the benefit of the Greenlandic society.

The following areas are covered by the Inatsisartut Act no 5 of November 29, 2013 on research consultancy and the appropriation of research funds (section 2):

  • Increase in volume and quality of research activities, including research training
  • Coordination and prioritization of research efforts
  • Strengthening of Greenland's participation in international research cooperation
  • Strengthening of Greenland's participation in research cooperation within the national community
  • Strengthening of cooperation between public and private research
  • Increased use of research results and innovation in the Greenlandic society, including as a basis for commercialization
  • Increased dissemination to the public on Greenlandic research.