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Much sledding. So university. Wow.
February 24, 2014 2:33 AM   Subscribe

The University of Tromsø, Norway, is the world's northernmost university. Finnmarksløpet is the world's northernmost sled dog race. Starting winter 2015, "dog sledding and the Finnmarksløpet sled dog race are now being offered as a part of their own university course for the first time ever in Norway and Europe."

"Students will have an oral exam related to a paper they write as a part of the course requirements. Both the paper and the oral exam will determine the student’s grade."

Unusual university courses is not a new idea.
posted by iviken (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
My sister decided to move to Norway for school out of the blue last September. Now I know why!
posted by snickerdoodle at 7:11 AM on February 24


Surely UNIS (on Svalbard) is the northernmost university?
posted by deadbilly at 7:56 AM on February 24 [1 favorite]


UNIS isn't a degree granting university though, people come there from other universities to do specific courses or research. It is the world's northernmost institution of higher education.
posted by atrazine at 8:56 AM on February 24


If your university focuses on sports or vetrinary medicine, dog sledding's inclusion in a course seems pretty reasonable to me.
posted by maryr at 9:29 AM on February 24


PS: Weather in Tromsø right now = friggin' dark, but warmer than Boston.
posted by maryr at 9:32 AM on February 24


atrazine:

fair enough.
posted by deadbilly at 10:49 AM on February 24


Blah blah blah.
posted by homunculus at 10:59 AM on February 28


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