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Arctic microbial ecology field trip and lab course

an undergraduate adventure at UnAk
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Next available course will be held 

August 6 to 20, 2020

Need more info on our summer course in

Arctic microbial ecology?

The course is fast filling up! Request info on costs and application procedures using the "more info" form, and apply by February 29th! See this page for a short description of 2020 sampling trips. 

Fascinating microbes in extreme environments
Field trips in the rugged landscapes of northern Iceland

 

Extreme microbes in extreme habitats. We want to know all about them. Check out our sampling field trips here.

Discoveries: strange bugs with strange properties

 

ÖVN 1108 is a research/discovery-based course with most field and lab work designed with the goal in mind to eventually lead to publishable discoveries. Read about some of the discoveries ÖVN staff and students have made while working on the course.

International students and staff

 

The course may be based in northern Iceland, but it's run in part by Universities abroad and we've had students from more than a dozen nationalities all over the world. The course is run, organized and taught by a crack team of experts from diverse backgrounds.

Intensive, ambitious lab work programme

 

The course is intensive. We work from dawn till dusk every day (in the long Arctic summer, mind you!) using both traditional and cutting-edge methodology, giving students as rounded an experience as possible in only two weeks.

Student resources 

 

Here you will find some resources for prospective students.

Student experiences

 

Watch videos where students have recorded their impressions of the course.