The new UArctic Thematic Networks are:


Thematic Network on Arctic Telecommunications and Networking

Hosted by: University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Lead: Karl Kowalski, Chief Information Technology Officer


Thematic Network on Working in the Arctic

Hosted by: Northern Arctic Federal University, Russia

Lead: Natalia Simonova, Head of Psychology Dept., Institute of Pedagogics and Psychology


Thematic Network on Model Arctic Council

Hosted by: University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Lead: Brandon Boylan, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science


Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education

Hosted by: University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Lead: Heather Exner-Pirot, Strategist for Outreach and Indigenous Engagement


Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education

Hosted by: University of Lapland, Finland

Lead: Tuija Turunen, Professor, Faculty of Education


Thematic Network on UArctic World Ensemble

Hosted by: UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Lead: Kjell Magne Maelen, Dekan, Faculty Administration


Hosted by Buryat State University, the discussions segment of the annual Council meeting continues June 16-17, as part of the Science and Education Conference entitled – Arctic Dialogue in the Global World.