Senior leaders of UArctic's higher education member institutions (rectors/provosts/presidents/chancellors or vice-rector equivalents) are invited to a special roundtable discussion on the themes of the UArctic Congress 2018.

Co-chairs: 
Jouko Niinimäki (Rector, University of Oulu) and Lars Kullerud (President, UArctic)
Opening and Welcome - Jouko Niinimäki (University of Oulu)
Opening and Welcome - Lars Kullerud (UArctic)
Introductions
Presentations
  • Annelin Eriksen (University of Bergen) "Agenda 2030 and the Arctic: perspectives from the University of Bergen"
  • Elena Kudryashova (Northern (Arctic) Federal University) "Education for young Arctic scholars: new practices"
  • Anne Husebekk (UiT) "Competence is the key for sustainable development of the Arctic"
  • Hans Adolfsson (Umeå University)  "Arctic 5 University Cooperation"
  • Masanori Kasahara (Hokkaido University) "Connecting the Arctic with the World - Arctic Research at Hokkaido University"
  • Matti Sarén (Kajaani University of Applied Sciences) "Role of universities on digitalising Arctic rural areas, Kainuu-region as forerunner"
  • Neil Emery (Trent University)  "UArctic Rectors Forum 2019 - Themes and Program"
Discussion: Future of UArctic and the role of university leaders (Lars Kullerud and Jouko Niinimäki)