The catalogue, found at http://studies.uarctic.org, was introduced to UArctic member institutions during the 9th meeting of the Council of UArctic. The meeting is taking place June 13-16 at Bodo University College in Bodo Norway.
"This is a great tool that will help you and your colleagues afterwards," said Catalogue Steering Committee Chair Eystein Markusson.
The online tool is the first of its kind for postsecondary education in the Circumpolar North. The purpose of the catalogue is to list courses about the North or relating to northern issues, such as climate change, politics, and the arts at UArctic member institutions. The catalogue also lists courses available with UArctic’s student programs. Additionally, it shows courses available on sustainable development, in cooperation with UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and the UN Decade of Sustainable Development.
14 UArctic member instiutions were involved in the pilot phase of the project and there are 200 courses listed.