The Arctic Five

In times of change and increasing globalisation, the world is showing a growing interest in the beautiful, vulnerable and resource-rich Arctic region. By joining forces within the framework of the Arctic Five, a partnership between UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University, The University of Lapland and The University of Oulu, aims to lead the way in Arctic issues. Together the five universities form an alliance that will advance and share knowledge, education and innovations for the development of our region and a sustainable Arctic.

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Education

Engagement with local communities, indigenous and minority populations for better understanding of nordic educational features.

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Energy

Possibilities and barriers for sustainable renewable energy for both reduced climate change and a strengthened circular economy.

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Health

Global warming of the Arctic affects health and well being of people living in the Arctic region.

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Mining

Mining and exploration in the Arctic provide both opportunities and challenges.

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Regional development

The regions of the Arctic Five universities are critical to the status of European Arctic, its reputation, promotion and marketability.

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Indigenous issues

The main focus of this thematic area is preparing for the establishment of a cross-border PhD school in Sami and Indigenous studies.

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