Through the project, the partners will work with UArctic members to substantially improve the current UArctic Catalogue, and to develop supporting capacity in GoNorth to assist with member promotion and student recruitment campaigns. These tools are also fundamental to increasing mobility within the region and strengthening degree programs such as Circumpolar Studies, and those developed and offered through Thematic Networks.
"Members of UArctic individually and collectively offer the highest quality programs available on northern subjects. Building awareness of these study opportunities will build human capacity in the North, while promoting northern issues and values to others from outside the region," claims the University of Tromsø's Astrid Revhaug, who serves as project lead.
Russian UArctic members have great potential as destinations of study. The Research Office at NArFU will serve as a 'Russian hub' for disseminating the experiences and best practices of UArctic members in developing international programs and attracting foreign students. The office will also help Russian institutions better promote their study offerings through the UArctic Catalogue and other channels.
The partners and project team is eager to this begin work to serve UArctic members. Further information on the project will be made available during the UArctic Communications Workshop on Jan 25 at Arctic Frontiers.
UArctic project to develop GoNorth and Catalogue funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tue, Dec 13, 2011
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has approved the UArctic project "Global Access to Northern Higher Education", granting funding of NOK 2 635 000 over three years. The project involves UArctic's GoNorth Office at the University of Tromsø, the International Secretariat at the University of Lapland, and the Research Office at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The main aims of the project are to improve international access to course and program offerings of UArctic member institutions, and support those members in promoting themselves as destinations of study.