Focus Areas

Our research and education collaborations are reflected within and across a number of prioritized focus areas.

Teacher Education

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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Regional development

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.


Call for Chair in the Socio-Economic Value of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities
An opportunity at USask for an applied social scientist within renewable energy, economic, social reconciliation, indigenous peoples, in Canada and beyond.
Information session on Horizon results Booster on October 5, 10.00-12.30 CET
See how it works, how to utilise the service and get great consultation support from EU. Agenda for he Day Info Session on the Horizon Results Booster 5th …
Urban Arctic
Moa Mattson share her experience from the summer school Urban Arctic for Arctic PhD students in Kiruna in August of 2021
PhD summer school
The PhD summer school will explore how sustainable development in resource extraction territories is being shaped and transformed by local and global trends, having a special focus on the Arctic …
Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy course, Spring 2020
Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy is an international master's level course that has been developed and implemented in collaboration between the universities of Luleå, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tromsö and Umeå. The collaboration means …
Ecology, Oceans and Climate in the Arctic
Popular science lunch lecture on ecology, sea and climate in the Arctic.
Cross-disciplinary Winter School on Energy Transition in the Nordic North 2017
The program consist of lectures on topics covering both technical and societal aspects of renewable energy in the Arctic region, and there will be site visits and discussions about renewables …