Dartmouth Is Not The Most Northern College,
But It Leads In Northern Studies.
The Institute of Arctic Studies is a leader in polar studies. Since
its founding in 1989, the Institute has focused on the environmental, cultural, and political dimensions of the North and
the critical impact of climate change. The Dickey Center's commitment to the interdisciplinary study of these issues
rests in the hope that this will benefit northern people, increase international understanding, and promote global environmental
The Institute is a crossroads for interdisciplinary research, discussion, and education. We provide undergraduate
and graduate students with guidance on educational and research opportunities in polar studies, and direct an interdisciplinary