The University of the Arctic (UArctic)

Introduction

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.

UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

The UArctic Strategic Plan is also available as PDF download, including Background section.

Our Vision An Empowered North – With Shared Voices

Our Mission Empower the people of the Circumpolar North by providing unique educational and research opportunities through collaboration within a powerful network of members.

Our Values Circumpolar UArctic promotes northern voices in the globalizing world, reflecting common values and interests across all eight Arctic states and among all northern peoples and cultures.

Inclusive UArctic promotes cultural diversity, language plurality, and gender equality while highlighting the partnership between the region’s indigenous peoples and other northerners.

Reciprocal UArctic promotes respectful relationships in education, science, research and policy based on reciprocity, equality and trust between northerners and other partners. This approach values the inclusion of traditional and indigenous knowledge systems, together with multidisciplinary perspectives from the arts, social and natural sciences.

Themes of study include:

  • Indigenous peoples, their cultures, languages and political aspirations
  • Climate change and its impacts
  • Natural resources and extractive industry economies
  • International relations and geopolitics
  • Ecology, northern ecosystems and biology

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Programs

This school also offers:

Master

Circumpolar Studies

Campus January 2019 Norway Bergen Finland Rovaniemi

The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending University of the Arctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, in the field, and around the world. [+]

The Circumpolar Studies program is an exciting way for students attending University of the Arctic member institutions to learn about the North, with courses held in the classroom, online, in the field, and around the world.

The Circumpolar Studies (formerly known as BCS) program gives you the opportunity to learn about the lands, peoples, and issues of the Circumpolar North and prepares you for advanced study or professional employment in fields as diverse as sustainable resource management, self-government, Arctic engineering, and northern tourism. Special emphasis is given to matters concerning Indigenous people of the Circumpolar North. The Circumpolar Studies core curriculum has been developed as a collaborative effort of UArctic member institutions, involving leading experts on circumpolar issues.... [-]


Master of Arctic Art and Design

Campus Full time August 2019 Finland Rovaniemi Norway Bergen + 1 more

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. [+]

University of Lapland

Whether you are interested in service design, northern well-being, or juridical standpoints of sustainable development, you can count on our know-how. We combine Arctic expertise with fields such as design, law and social sciences, and our unique one-year Arctic Studies Programme offers an interdisciplinary perspective on current Arctic issues. We also educate the best teachers in the world. Add to this our excellent student support services and the cosy atmosphere of our modern campus, and you will discover why the University of Lapland is the perfect choice for studying in the North.

Located in the city of Rovaniemi on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is also the northernmost university of Finland and the European Union. As a research-based higher education institution, our teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence at all levels, all the way to doctoral studies. We have internationally recognized faculties in the fields of law, education, social sciences, and art and design, all offering master- and doctoral-level studies to international applicants as well as exchange studies from undergraduate to doctoral level up to a full academic year.... [-]


Master of Technology Management

Campus Full time January 2019 Norway Bergen Finland Rovaniemi + 1 more

Acquire the knowledge and skills that will allow you to become an effective manager. The Master of Technology Management (MTM) is an innovative program, the first of its kind in Canada, providing educational and career enhancement opportunities for busy, working professionals. Courses in the program are designed to equip you with the skills to manage the challenges and dynamics of industries driven by technological innovation and to think strategically about issues that encompass the management of engineering technology. [+]

Memorial University of Newfoundland

It’s an interesting place, Newfoundland and Labrador... and not somewhere you tend to arrive at by accident. And here in Canada's youngest province, you will find a very distinct university - Memorial University. We tend to think we have more than our fair share of free thinkers, unconventional l adventurers, and colorful personalities. So, is Memorial right for you? Read on, and find out.

As the only university in Newfoundland and Labrador, Memorial University is home to almost 19,000 students across four campuses. It has over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and is a world leader in such diverse fields as archaeology, naval architectural engineering, linguistics, recreation, rural health care, ocean and natural sciences.... [-]


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