The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a cross-regional network of universities, colleges, research institutes, and other organisations (concerned with education and research) linked to the North.

UArctic has over 200 members. The University of Edinburgh became as a member in 2021.

The network aims to develop knowledge to address local and global challenges of relevance to Arctic peoples and societies.

Key objectives include enhancing and promoting educational opportunities for northerners through academic collaboration and exchange; sharing knowledge through collaboration in research, science and Indigenous / traditional knowledge; strengthening recognition of circumpolar higher education; securing funding and other resources to effectively strengthen capacity and capabilities for the Arctic.

University of Edinburgh research staff from the Schools of Geosciences, Social and Political Studies and Literatures, Languages and Cultures are particularly engaged with UArctic.


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More information

Visit the UArctic website to find out more about the network.