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About the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Wherever you are in your career, look north and you’ll find endless possibilities in a warm community where your resilience and commitment will be a perfect fit. At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, your work will help forge a future where the solutions to tomorrow’s big challenges are just around the corner. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is renowned for its Arctic research, Alaska Native and Indigenous programs, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and hands-on, personalized learning. UAF provides a world-class, inclusive experience — energized by innovative research, community engagement, student-centered teaching and creative expression.

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What’s a Nanook?

A derivation of the Inupiaq word for polar bear, nanuq.

Unpretentious, independent, approachable, grounded in reality and always game. Someone who eagerly draws in those around them for work, study and play. Trusted. Loyal. Refers to hearty individuals who are enlivened by the vast dynamic laboratory that is Alaska, where a sense of pride comes with everyday living. Those who live in a place that binds, drives, warms and transforms them, a place known as the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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