Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands adopt new strategy for the Arctic
Wed, Sep 14, 2011
The Kingdom of Denmark is the latest Arctic state to adopt an offical strategy for the region. Significantly, the strategy recognizes the strong role of the University of the Arctic in promoting research and higher education in the Arctic, and pledges its support.
Lene Espersen presented on 22 August, 2012, together with the the Prime Minister of the
Faroe Government Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen and the Premier of Greenland,
Kuupik Kleist, the Arctic strategy 2011-2020 of the Kingdom of Denmark.
It has been prepared by the Danish government and the governments of the
Faroe Islands and Greenland. The main goals of the Arctic strategy are
to ensure a peaceful, secure and safe Arctic, with sustained economic
growth and development, with respect for the vulnerable Arctic climate,
environment and nature and close cooperation with our international
The Kingdom of Denmark's official Arctic
strategy recognizes the key need for cooperation in science and higher
education in the region:
European and wider international research and education cooperation is
to be given high priority. For example, Danish and Greenland researchers
are participating in the top Nordic research initiative on climate,
environment and energy, which is one of the Nordic Council of Ministers’
globalization initiatives. The Kingdom also supports the running of the
University of the Arctic - an association of circumpolar universities
that offers a rich variety of courses relevant to Arctic students.