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SPRI Review 2010: University Teaching

University Teaching

Academic members of the Institute’s staff coordinate and participate regularly in undergraduate lecture courses and supervise in the departments of Geography, Physics and Social Anthropology. Undergraduate supervisions are also provided to students in many colleges. Members of our staff are Fellows of Christ’s, Downing, Jesus, Murray Edwards, St. Catharine’s and St. John’s colleges. Our M.Phil. course in Polar Studies has academic strands in Physical Sciences and in Social Science and Humanities, and staff also contribute to other M.Phil. programmes taught in the Department of Geography and to Part III of the Natural Sciences Tripos. We have twenty or so doctoral students, registered to study topics which range from remote-sensing studies of glaciers and ice sheets to the nature of the reindeer herders of the Eurasian North. Each student is nested within one of our research groups, providing a strong and integrated research culture.

Julian Dowdeswell