Educational Access for Northern Students
Students in the North have access to the best and most relevant instructional and training resources.
- UArctic leads student mobility efforts among the Arctic states
- Northern students have easy access to and participate in top-quality undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the Arctic
- Northern students have easy access to field schools and joint programs among UArctic member institutions
- Northern students can participate in degree programs, shared courses or field schools initiated by UArctic Thematic Networks
- UArctic members combine student and faculty mobility with research cooperation adding values to learning environments
Research Representation in the North
UArctic members are the key participants in Arctic research.
- UArctic maintains the foremost inventory of Arctic research capacity
- UArctic members are involved together in addressing critical Arctic research issues
- The Arctic Council and others look to UArctic and its members as their shared infrastructure to address relevant research needs
- UArctic Thematic Networks link educational and research programs that identify and respond to the strategic needs of the Arctic states
- UArctic develops new methods to combine academic research and traditional knowledge through participation by and with northern communities
- UArctic works with IASC, IASSA and other partners to build strong northern-relevant and collaborative research capacity in the North
Expanding Knowledge of the North
UArctic is a leader in expanding knowledge about the North.
- UArctic’s Circumpolar Studies is the leading curriculum for overall circumpolar understanding
- UArctic members use the network to attract students interested in the North
- UArctic members’ research results are accessible to researchers, policy makers and the public
- UArctic members share instructional, training and research resources to expand northern knowledge
- UArctic Thematic Networks communicate their efforts to the broader public
Engaged Membership Network
UArctic members gain value by their participation in the organization.
- UArctic members cooperate with each other on multiple levels, focusing on faculty, institutional leadership and international collaboration
- Past and present UArctic students form a community who share pride in their knowledge
- UArctic represents its members’ interests internationally by promoting their diverse and shared capacity to serve northern communities and interests
- UArctic has a sustainable business model providing necessary infrastructure to support the network
- The Arctic Council, the Standing Committee of Arctic Parliamentarians and other Arctic leadership institutions recognize UArctic and its members as the educational, training and research engine of the North