University of Lapland

The University of Lapland is the northernmost art and science university in the European Union. The University's strategic profile is research on change in the Arctic and the North. The disciplines and research fields of the University include education, tourism, law, art and design, social sciences and northern and Arctic issues. In addition, the University of Lapland is responsible for research on the Sámi in the fields of social sciences and law. The work of the University contributes to sustainable development, well-being and equality both regionally and globally. The University of Lapland is nationally the leading Arctic university in its fields of science and art.

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland is internationally recognized for the quality and relevance of its multidisciplinary Arctic research. Research at the Arctic Centre focuses on the interaction between man and the nature. Research groups study for example the impacts of increasing economic activities on the ecology, the adaptation and vulnerability of the societies in the Arctic, environmental law relating to the Arctic indigenous peoples, Arctic anthropology as well as questions related to Arctic governance.

The research conducted at the Multidimensional Tourism Institute represents the Nordic School of Tourism Studies by applying critical and creative approaches on Arctic Tourism, highlighting issues related to responsibility and hospitality.

The University also hosts the secretariat of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), which forms an international network of over 170 partners. The thematic networks of the UArctic include e.g. Arctic Extractive Industries, Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design, and Health and Well-being in the Arctic.

Video presenting the research of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland:


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