Arctic Five Chairs

An Arctic Five Chair is an established scholar from an Arctic Five university, who leads a project which supports the alliance’s objectives to advance and share knowledge, develop education, undertake research and create innovations for the development of our region and a sustainable Arctic.

Each chair has either an ongoing research and/or educational collaboration with colleagues at other Arctic Five universities, or who is in the process of establishing such a partnership. 

Scroll down to meet our Chairs and learn about their projects.

Christina Allard, Chair at the Arctic Five

Christina Allard

Associate Professor of Law
Luleå University of Technology

Project

Anastasia Emelyanova, Chair at the Arctic Five

Anastasia Emelyanova

PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher
Oulu University

Project

Mervi Heikkinen, Chair at the Arctic Five

Mervi Heikkinen

Docent Dr, University Researcher
Oulu University

Project

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjörv, Chair at the Arctic Five

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjörv

Professor of Critical Peace and Conflict Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Project

Alun Hubbard, Chair at the Arctic Five

Alun Hubbard

Professor of Glaciology
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Project

Tanja Joona, Chair at the Arctic Five

Tanja Joona

Senior researcher, Docent in International Law
University of Lapland

Project

Malcolm Lillie, Chair at the Arctic Five

Malcolm Lillie

Professor of Archaeology
Umeå University

Project

Gregor Maxwell, Chair at the Arctic Five

Gregor Maxwell

Associate Professor in Inclusive education
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Project

Torjer Olsen, Chair at the Arctic Five

Torjer Olsen

Professor / Academic director
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Project

Karolina Parding, Chair at the Arctic Five

Karolina Parding

Professor
Luleå University of Technology

Project

Hans Pettersson, Chair at the Arctic Five

Hans Pettersson

PhD Researcher
Umeå University

Project

Janina Priebe, Chair at the Arctic Five

Janina Priebe

PhD, Senior research assistant
Umeå University

Project

Outi Rantala, Chair at the Arctic Five

Outi Rantala

Professor
University of Lapland

Project

Agatino Rizzo

Professor of Architecture
Luleå University of Technology

Project

Miguel San Sebastián, Chair at the Arctic Five

Miguel San Sebastián

Professor in Public health
Umeå University

Project

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Call for Chairs – Deadline Extension
The Call for Chairs submission deadline for applications has been extended until January 22nd, 2022.
Call for Chairs 2021 – Deadline closed / Evaluation process in progress
An Arctic Five Chair is an already established scholar at an Arctic Five university, with either recent or ongoing research and/or educational collaborations with other Arctic Five partner universities, or …