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SPRI Review 2012: University Teaching

University Teaching

Academic members of the Institute’s staff coordinate and deliver undergraduate lecture courses, and run laboratory classes, 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 more than twenty doctoral students, registered to study topics which range from measurements and modelling of ice-sheet change to the culture of Siberian reindeer herders. Each student works within one of our research groups, providing a strong and integrated research culture.

Julian Dowdeswell