Through cooperation in education, research, and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

Created through the Arctic Council, UArctic is committed to upholding its principles of sustainable development as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. UArctic is constituted as an international association based in Finland.

Our Vision

A strong, engaged, informed, and dynamic North, creating better lives and environments for all northerners.

Our Mission

UArctic develops knowledge to address local and global challenges of relevance to Arctic peoples and societies by providing unique educational, research, and innovation opportunities through collaboration within a powerful network of member institutions.

Our Motto

With Shared Voices

Our Values

1. Circumpolar
UArctic promotes northern voices and a circumpolar world view.

2. Inclusive
UArctic embraces and respects cultural diversity, language plurality, and gender equality.

3. Respectful
UArctic promotes relationships of respect, trust, and partnership, and embraces the perspectives and knowledge of northern Indigenous peoples.

4. Collaborative
UArctic is committed to supporting participatory approaches to the production and sharing of knowledge.

5. Open
UArctic is a university network without walls, committed to reducing all barriers to cooperation across borders, cultures, and academic systems, embracing transparency and openness.

6. Influential
UArctic provides decision-makers with knowledge-based advice that supports sustainable development in the Arctic.