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Students to report from Greenland

The University of Copenhagen’s research station in Greenland is to play host to five international students from other universities this summer. They won grants to study climate-related courses as part of the COP15 climate conference in 2009

In July and August, five talented students from different parts of the world will visit the University of Copenhagen research station in Qeqertarsuaq, in central West Greenland.

This is according to a press release from the Danish Ministry of Science’s Agency for International Education.

The students, from India, Pakistan, Canada, Cameroon and Nigeria respectively were awarded grants to study climate change, as part of the international climate conference held in Copenhagen last December.

Video blog from the Arctic

They will spend two weeks in Greenland during July and August, to see the effects of climate change with their own eyes.

The students will be given guided tours in the impressive arctic nature, and will be hosted by the research station in Qeqertarsuaq which is part of the University of Copenhagen.

Here, they will study arctic flora, fauna and ecosystems.

The students will have a video camera with them to capture their experiences, and the result can be seen at, along with the student’s blogs.

No conference gifts = climate grants

The grants given to the students are funds raised as a result of a political decision not to give gifts and other conference materials to delegates at the climate conference.

The approximately DKK 4 million was saved will finance the trip for the five students, as well as the university costs for a total of eleven overseas students studying climate.