Her achievements in the fields of education and justice, including her work in the Thematic Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education and her overall contributions to higher education through UArctic were noted in the decision to award her with this prestigious prize.

Every year, the High North Centre at the Norwegian School of Business and Management, Nord University, awards the High North Hero award to a person or organization that contributes to development and growth in the Arctic.

The sixth High North Hero is heavily engaged in research, education, and social and societal development in the Arctic through international cooperation.

Enthusiasm and engagement for international collaboration have characterized the High North Hero from the early days of the career, often focusing on challenges educators and students face in the Arctic. The 2023 High North Hero has been, and continue to be, a promoter for sharing ideas, knowledge, and competences.

The High North Hero’s contributions to education polices, Indigenous education, circumpolar education issues, and the role of education in the work for sustainable development have strengthened Arctic related research about knowledge creation and increased awareness about the importance of this research far beyond the Arctic.

Visionary in seeing possibilities before others and in advocating for the region our 2023 High North Hero has played an important role in developing University of the Arctic as an institution and platform for cooperation in the High North.


For more information, view the High North Dialogue website.