Arctic Five meeting in Umeå

Photo of the participants at the meeting indoors
From the left: Jaana Serveridt, Virpi Nurmela, Harri Malinen, Suvi Lakkala and Linda Lundmark. Photo: Anngelica Kristoferqvist

Today University of Lapland and Umeå University met to discuss cooperation between the two universities’ Arctic Graduate Schools.

Suvi Lakkala, Docent of research in inclusive education; Harri Malinen, Director of Arctic Five; Jaana Severidt, Education Specialist; and Virpi Nurmela, International Advisor, traveled to Umeå to meet with representatives from the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum); the School of Education; and the International Office, to discuss international mobility cooperation, opportunities for graduate school cooperation, and collaboration in research and teaching.

At Arcum they met Linda Lundmark, Head of the Arctic Graduate School with a focus on Sustainable Development, and Anngelica Kristoferqvist, Project Assistant and Communications Manager, to talk about cooperation between the Arctic Graduate Schools. Digitally, Annukka Jakkula, Doctoral School Coordinator; Juha Himanka, Doctoral Programme Chair; and Johanna Ikävalko, Director of Arctic Center, also attended the meeting.

Arcum and The Arctic in a Changing World (the cross-disciplinary Doctoral Programme at the University of Lapland) presented their respective Schools, and then opportunities for cooperation were discussed. Both Graduate School have recently started. Arcum has just opened its first call, while the Arctic in a Changing World opens its second international call today.

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