Two new Russian members have joined the team; Anna Ikonnikova from Sakha State University and Oleg Deyev from Yugra State University.
The other members of the program team are: Shona Perry-Maidment (Memorial University), Camilla Hansen (Director, University of the Arctic Studies Catalog), Donna Anger (University of Alaska Fairbanks), Riitta Kataja (University of Oulu), Outi Snellman (UArctic Director of Administration and University Relations), and team leader Astrid Elisabeth Revhaug (University of Tromsø).
This was the second meeting since GoNorth was approved by the UArctic Council to become a Joint Marketing and Recruitment Program after its two-year period as an Erasmus Mundus project.
Since the initial meeting in Amherst, USA in August, two major tasks have been the focus: a thorough update of the GoNorth web site and retrieval of information about the individual UArctic institutions' goals and plans for international and domestic marketing and recruitment.
In order for GoNorth to be of use for the member institutions, a survey with questions on the status of and needs for international and domestic marketing and recruitment was sent to all the UArctic member institutions. The response rate was good and the answers gave a lot of information which will be further analysed in the months to come.
The general findings of the survey will be posted on the UArctic website and the institutions that responded will be contacted individually. Institutions that did not respond by the deadline are still welcome to fill in the survey.
During the three days of meetings, the team held intense conversations about the results of their recent survey, the annual UArctic members survey, the new UArctic Strategic Plan, UArctic communications and website, and financial matters.
The idea of the GoNorth program was developed in 2005, as a mobility program to allow students from the south to study in northern institutions. The goal of the program is to offer study opportunities at northern institutions for students from the south. The impetus behind this is that the best way to learn and study about the north, is to be in the north.
GoNorth Meets at the Northernmost University in the World
Thu, Nov 13, 2008