Overall Goal

The primary goal is to establish, sustain and strengthen a network of institutions - primarily within the University of the Arctic - in order to promote collaboration in research and education.

The Thematic Network wishes to develop and improve the international policy and facilitate joint projects among the members of UArctic on the area of energy in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions, while investigating the sector's impacts on environment and its adaptation to climate change.

Energy in a New Time aims for better understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the energy development in the Arctic, taking the view of different stakeholders such as the national and local authorities, local and larger enterprises, indigenous people and local communities. The objective is to improve the efficiency and development of energy resources in the North, maximizing the economical benefits while minimizing the environmental and negative social impact.

The main work of the Thematic Networks will be facilitating multidisciplinary cooperation in joint research and education projects as well as promoting knowledge sharing on contemporary issues within the field of energy in the Arctic region.

Main Activities

The Energy in a New Time Thematic Network focuses and executes activities in the following fields:

Activities in the field of research:

  • Research project Local government budgeting reforms in Russia: Implications and tensions (BUDRUS)


Activities in the field of education:

  • Master of Science program in Energy Management
  • PhD course DR437E: Governance in the High North: implications for the Arctic private and public sector, (7,5 ECTS)
  • Master course EN313E: International perspectives on business and governance in the High North (7,5 ECTS)
  • Annual summer Master course Business Practice in Norway. The one-week study program features lectures, seminars and discussions at the Nord University Business School, as well as visits to Nordic enterprises for first-hand experience of successful business administration practice. (August 2017 and 2018)
  • EduGov project: Cooperation in training of young researchers in the field of governance in the public sector
  • MBA course Business Practice from the Nordic-Russian Perspective
  • Online course Introductory Academic Writing (Late 2017/ early 2018)
  • Summer school Logistics and energy management in the Russian North from the Russia-Norway perspective, August 2018, Arkhangelsk in cooperation with Northern (Arctic) Federal University. The course is a one-week study program that includes lectures, workshops, cultural experiences and visits to enterprises in the Arkhangelsk region. The program features students from Nord University, Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Tyumen State University.
  • Field trip Business and value creation in the High North, september 2017 to St. Petersburg. The trip is a follow-up event after the High North Dialogue 2017 International business and governance in the High North course and has focus on the context of North-West Russia and includes cases involving Russian companies in the Arctic development.

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