Strategic Plan 2020

Our Vision

An Empowered North – With Shared Voices

Our Mission

Empower the people of the Circumpolar North by providing unique educational and research opportunities through collaboration within a powerful network of members.

Our Values

UArctic promotes northern voices in the globalizing world, reflecting common values and interests across all eight Arctic states and among all northern peoples and cultures.

UArctic promotes cultural diversity, language plurality and gender equality while highlighting the partnership between the region’s indigenous peoples and other northerners.

UArctic promotes respectful relationships in education, science, research and policy based on reciprocity, equality and trust between northerners and other partners. This approach values the inclusion of traditional and indigenous knowledge systems, together with multidisciplinary perspectives from the arts, social and natural sciences.

How We Serve the North

UArctic benefits students, public and private sectors, and the North as a region by creating strong international collaboration among its members that:
  • Creates shared knowledge, competences and resources by matching capacity to needs
  • Connects traditional and indigenous knowledge systems with modern academia
  • Partners with northern communities and indigenous populations to respond to their educational aspirations and requirements
  • Bridges dialogue across different sectors and regions of the North, and with the world
  • Builds shared services that facilitate and promote cooperation and collaboration
  • Increases collaboration opportunities for our community of faculty, staff and students
  • Promotes the collective views of its members and broadens the voice of the North in the world

See the full Strategic Plan page.

About UArctic

UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.