The University of Greenland (Greenlandic: Ilisimatusarfik; Danish: Grønlands Universitet) is Greenland’s only university. It is in the capital city of Nuuk. Most courses are taught in Danish, a few in Greenlandic and classes by exchange lecturers often in English.
The university had an enrollment of approximately 650 students in 2015, composed of mostly Greenlandic inhabitants. It has around fourteen academic staff and five technical-administrative employees. The modest student population is due in part to the government’s policy allowing students a free university education anywhere in Europe or North America, with most Greenlandic students going to university in Denmark.