According to Greenshaw, "there are political, technological, social, environmental and economic challenges related to the future development of the Arctic. Academic institutions have a moral responsibility to affect the development of the High North. The goal of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) is to develop and share useful knowledge essential to the circumpolar area... the UArctic has 17 thematic networks. These are partnerships in which several academic institutions, companies and local and municipal governments work together on linking academic excellence to relevant issues of the north". Citing some examples, Greenshaw explains the importance of some of the current networks including Northern Agriculture, Arctic Medicine, Northern Tourism, Indigenous Arts and Crafts and Energy in a New Time.
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Vice-chair of UArctic's Board of Governors featured in prominent magazine
Thu, Jul 02, 2009
The University of the Arctic was featured in the newest edition of Global Knowledge: Research Across Boundaries Magazine (No. 1 2009) with Dr. Andy Greenshaw, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors taking centre-stage. In the article, "Networks for Knowledge", Dr. Greenshaw highlights the importance of Thematic Networks as a strategic component for UArctic cooperation and programming.