Take on cutting-edge engineering challenges in the Arctic. Engage in groundbreaking research on the front lines of climate change. Experience the diverse arts and culture of Fairbanks, Alaska. Nothing is beyond your reach at UAF, and there is no adventure like it in the world. Start yours today. UAF is a world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We are a National Tier 1 university and are one of only a handful of universities in the nation designated a Land, Sea and Space Grant Institution. Our programs are hands-on and uniquely tied to the Alaska experience. Our students learn by helping others, and our graduates are making their communities stronger every day.