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Sustainable Development in the Circumpolar North

From Tana, Norway to Oktemtsy, Yakutia, Russia,

The Gargia Conferences for Local and Regional Development (2004-14)

Tor Gjertsen and Greg Halseth (eds.) 

Overall Goal

Goal of the Thematic Network is to strengthen Northern universities and college’s knowledge and skills in local and regional development, by sharing resources, facilities and expertise.

Main Activities

  • Student and teacher exchange
  • Course and study program development
  • Further develop BCS Advanced emphasis
  • Develop an international applied master in regional development in the North
  • Regional research and development
  • Stimulate joint research and development projects.
  • Stimulate co-operation and information exchange, by developing a web-page for the thematic UArctic network.
  • Arrange and co-ordinate thematic conferences
  • Yearly conference one a topic of current relevance for the network