Leads of UArctic Thematic Networks will present highlights of their activities to participating rectors and presidents of member institutions. The discussion will address the importance and relevance of Thematic Networks to Arctic higher education and research, and how they can be further strengthened and supported by participating institutions.

Co-chairs: Lars Kullerud (UArctic President) and Kirsi Latola (UArctic Director of Thematic Networks)

Welcome from Taina Pihlajaniemi (Vice Rector, University of Oulu)


  • Arctic Sustainable Resources and Social Responsibility  (Copenhagen Business School,  Dorte Salskov-Iversen and Karin Buhmann)
  • Science & Research Analytics Institute (St. Petersburg University, Sergei Aplonov and Igor Osipov)
  • Arctic Telecommunications and Networking (University of Oulu, Taina Pihlajaniemi and Harri Saarnisaari)
  • Model Arctic Council (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Daniel M. White and Brandon Boylan)
  • Northern Research Forum (UArctic Institute) University of Akureyri, Eyjólfur Guðmundsson and Gunnar Már Gunnarsson)

Rectors and Thematic Network leads group photo at 1430