Nunavut officially separated from the Northwest Territories in April of 1999, making it the newest and largest of the Canadian territories. It is largely remote and sparsely populated making post-secondary and advanced training in the region uniquely challenging. Currently, there are not universities in Nunavut and only one college, the Nunavut Arctic College, which offers a number of degrees in conjunction with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Nunavut Arctic College has multiple campuses with programs only offered at specific locations. There are a limited number of seats available to international and out of province Canadians. Higher education in Nunavut is of the upmost importance to the territories government. With more residents completing their K-12 education the government is working to bring more post-secondary higher education to help develop the economic and intellectual development of the territory.