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  • The late-November sun shines over a Fairbanks lake.

    Gratitude comes easy to science writer

    November 25, 2021

    With a short work week upon us and me not wanting to rush a draft through the editing pipeline, this week I visit a theme many writers are pulling from their back pockets: gratitude.
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  • Building with satellite on top

    ASF can help meet data needs

    November 23, 2021

    ASF’s data discovery and data search application provide users easy access to SAR data, letting us see changes on Earth’s surface from far away, through clouds, during the day and at night.
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Fairbanks is central to science

At 120 miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Fairbanks campus is well situated for northern research. UAF research in arctic biology, engineering, geophysics, supercomputing, and Alaska Native studies is renowned worldwide.

UAF ranks in the top 150 of nearly 700 U.S. institutions that conduct research. UAF has ranked in the top 11 of more than 10,000 institutions worldwide for number of citations in climate change publications.

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University researchers work to combat challenges Alaskans face on a daily basis. We are helping Alaskans live more comfortably and safely with a secure future by bringing research dollars into the state. More than 80% of the university’s research is directly related to Alaska.  

To support research innovation, the University of Alaska hosts many professionally staffed laboratories with highly technical capacities. Our labs and field facilities are available to all scientists. 

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