The Rectors’ Council is the highest decision-making body, providing strategic leadership. The council appoints a Director of the Arctic Five who reports to the Rectors’ Council.
The Director is located in the Arctic Five partner university hosting the Secretariat of the Arctic Five for a 2-year period (rotating between partners). The Director manages the coordination of collaborations within the Arctic Five, and arranges meetings of the Rectors’ Council and the Executive Team. In addition the Director chairs meetings of the Executive Team, coordinates with the Working Groups, and liaises with the Students’ Team.
The Executive Team is the main steering body of the Arctic Five and facilitates the work and takes appropriate actions in accordance with the Arctic Five Bylaws, partners policies and decisions of the Rector’s Council. The Executive Team also serves as primary contact point for Arctic Five related issues, both within and between Partners.
The Co-Director of the Arctic Five is also appointed by the Rectors’ Council and supports the Director in the coordination of collaborations. The main operative work is carried out in Working Groups and if required within targeted Task Force settings.
Each Arctic Five partner university has one seat on the Rectors’ Council, reserved for the Rector / Vice-Chancellor, or an appointed deputy.
Rectors Council members:
The Executive Team consists of twelve members, two from each Arctic Five partner university, and two student representatives from the Student Team.
Executive Team members:
Student participation is organized through the Students’ Team, which consists of ten members, two from each Arctic Five partner university.
Students’ Team members:
The Secretariat consists of the Director, Co-Director, and Web & Communication support.