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20th anniversary for the International Summer School in Social Work at the University of Lapland 24.5-7.6.2017 (18.5.2017)
About 80 students, teachers, and researchers from 14 different countries will gather at the International Summer School in Social Work to discuss social work and social services from a global perspective. Summer school is organized by the unit of Social Work at the University of Lapland in cooperation with the University of Vermont. Responsible teachers are Anna Nikupeteri from the University of Lapland and Stanley L. Witkin from the University of Vermont. The summer school will take place at the University of Lapland from 24 May to 7 June 2017.
Doctoral defence: Understanding Neoliberalism as Governmenty (5.5.2017)
Charles Amo- Agyemang’s doctoral thesis sets out to provide a very close engagement with the theory and practice of neoliberalism by deploying a Foucauldian governmentality conceptual-theoretical framework to interrogate critically the neoliberal structural adjustment policies of Bretton-Woods institutions in Africa using Ghana as empirical case.
Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation between University of Lapland and European University at St. Petersburg (26.4.2017)
A cooperation agreement has been signed between the University of Lapland and the European University at St. Petersburg. The Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation has reconfirmed the long-standing friendship between two institutions whose cooperation has been developing over the recent years, especially in the field of Arctic social research.
Teacher Education Project Receives SDWG Endorsement (12.4.2017)
The project “Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic” was approved as a new project for the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) in their meeting in Kotzebue, Alaska in February 2017. Finland, Canada, Norway and Russia will co-lead the project.
Vaana design exhibition from the Faculty of Art and Design at Milan Design Week (4.4.2017)
The University of Lapland is this week present at Milan Design Week, Italy, with an interactive design exhibition entitled ‘Vaana’. Vaana is an interactive space created by design students from the Faculty of Art and Design in collaboration with The Naked Approach research project.
University of Lapland’s Environmental Programme for the years 2017–2019 has been published (21.3.2017)
University of Lapland’s Environmental Programme has been published. Released programme includes goals and actions for the improvement of environmental issues in our main campus for the years 2017-2019. Aim is to decrease the noticed environmental impacts and increase environmentally friendly activity without compromising work or study conditions.
Doctoral defence: Rethinking Computer-Based Simulation (17.3.2017)
MA Paula Poikela’s study investigates the potential of the author’s Introduction, Simulation, Scenario, Debriefing (ISSD) model in developing computer-based simulation environments conducive to knowledge creation.
Exhibition: Arctic Infection – a personal glimpse into life on Kola-Peninsula (18.1.2017)
A cup of tea, a frozen cemetery, concentrated preparations before a reindeer racing, a lonely wooden toilet in a frosty landscape, hard physical labour in the reindeer coral, colourful northern lights, cute reindeer faces and brought smiles – every image is like a unique window enabling to catch a glimpse of Kola-Penisulan life. Opening ceremony of Christian Schmetz's exhibition "Arctic Infection" took place at the Faculty of Art and Design on Monday, January 30th.
Research Workshop on “Advancing Elderly People’s Agency and Inclusion in the Changing Arctic and Nordic Welfare System” (AEPA-Wel) (17.1.2017)
Research workshop on ‘AEPA-Wel’ will bring together scholars from multidisciplinary background to initiate discussions on different issues concerning older people in the Arctic. The workshop will be held at the University of Lapland from 26th -27th of January, 2017.
MUM 2016 conference was held in Rovaniemi (15.12.2016)
The 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia 2016 gathered 70 researchers to the University of Lapland on December 12.-15.2016.
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