UArctic Institute: The Northern Research Forum

UArctic Institute: The Northern Research Forum (NRF). The Northern Research Forum is an international forum that provides an international platform for an effective dialogue between members of the research community and a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, educators, politicians, business leaders, civil servants, community leaders, NGO representatives, and resource users and managers.


The Forum facilitates research on issues and problems relevant to the contemporary Northern agenda and believed to have global significance. The main mission of the NRF is to address the critical issues and to highlight the opportunities which is faced by people living in the regions of the Circumpolar North including the Nordic Region. Important topics and challenges include community viability, social and human capital, knowledge and education, quality of life, sustainable development and use of natural resources, energy efficiency, governance, human and environmental security, and environmental risks and threats, and in particular, climate change. Developing the capacity to address these issues is central to the mandate of the NRF as an UArctic Institute. 

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Video interview: Gunnar Már Gunnarsson, former Lead of the UArctic Institute: The Northern Research Forum