The Arctic Five universities form a comprehensive research alliance that comprises thousands of researchers, many of them standing at the forefront of their respective academic fields.
Cross-institutional and cross-disciplinary research is being stimulated in different ways within the Arctic Five consortium, the most recent and extensive effort being our Chairs and Fellows initiative.
Another cornerstone of our research collaboration is the close dialogue with national and regional agencies, local authorities and indigenous communities. The Arctic Five also have an ambition to excel at outreach and to lead the way by negotiating and communicating a shared understanding of the desired future of the Arctic.
Arctic Five Chairs
The Arctic Five Chairs will be key figures in a collective effort to address common challenges facing the Arctic region. The universities are making a strategic commitment to establish new forms of bottom-up collaboration between scholars, bridging institutional and national borders.
Arctic Five Fellows
The Arctic Five Fellows initiative aims to support emerging scholars’ entry into fields of Arctic research and research cooperation. Read more about the current call .
Arctic Five collaborations are developed within and across the key focus areas of Energy, Health and Well-being, Mining, Regional development, Teacher education, and issues relating to the Sápmi / Indigenous people.
Engagement with local communities, indigenous and minority populations for better understanding of nordic educational features.
Possibilities and barriers for sustainable renewable energy for both reduced climate change and a strengthened circular economy.
Health & Well-being
Global warming of the Arctic affects health and well being of people living in the Arctic region.
Mining and exploration in the Arctic provide both opportunities and challenges.
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The regions of the Arctic Five universities are critical to the status of European Arctic, its reputation, promotion and marketability.
Sápmi / Indigenous issues
The main focus of this area is preparing for the establishment of a cross-border PhD school in Sámi and Indigenous studies.