The Rectors' Forum will showcase this work, and go on to address the following questions:

  • How can disciplines in the natural sciences and in the social sciences and humanities work together to advance our understanding of the circumpolar North?
  • How can this research best assist inhabitants of the North in responding to the challenges of global environmental change?
  • How can the knowledge and wisdom of northern peoples help to shape the agendas for future circumpolar research?

The UArctic Rectors' Forum provides an opportunity for the highest level of leadership from our higher education member institutions to meet annually to exchange ideas, and strategic cooperation.

Following the UArctic Rectors' Forum, the University of Aberdeen is organizing an associated international conference on the theme of Conversations from the North: Scholars of many disciplines and inhabitants of many places in dialogue with one another, with animals and plants, and with the land.