The Institute aims at a continued contribution to a holistic strengthening of knowledge development, research, education, monitoring, information and outreach for circumpolar reindeer husbandry. The Institute has a circumpolar focus, and work for the benefit of circumpolar reindeer herders.
The Institute serves as a tool for recruiting indigenous youth to scientific work, while contributing to build local competence in reindeer herders’ societies, through mobilizing different partners. In doing so, the institute seeks to develop and implement:
- research on themes important for reindeer husbandry
- recruitment of indigenous students, their training and education
- community-based workshops, seminars and conferences in circumpolar reindeer herding area, and
- outreach of the total activities of the Institute, including research results.