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Recognition of prior learning (22.8.2017)
Have you already completed university studies elsewhere? Have you had jobs, hobbies, or positions of trust through which you have acquired skills that are important in your studies? Have you received supplementary training?
Experts on Sámi museums meet in Siida in August (22.8.2017)
An international meeting of specialists in Sámi museums called Indigeneity in the Museum will be held at the Sámi Museum Siida from 23 to 25 August 2017.
HSI Report: Regional Development and Natural Resources in Cold Climate (21.8.2017)
Hokkaido is known for its snow, whether that be its quality, quantity or the many snow and ice related festivities that are held throughout the prefecture.
Workplace Wellbeing simulation applauded at a healthcare conference in Portugal (16.8.2017)
Experts have convened in Lisbon to showcase cutting-edge research in the field of healthcare. Research director Marko Kesti presented a simulation based on artificial intelligence (AI) that has been designed at the University of Lapland. It is used for modelling the impact of management on workplace wellbeing and the economy.
Arctic 100 Expedition on multipurpose icebreaker Nordica through the Northwest Passage in July 2017 (4.7.2017)
What is it like to spend a month on a multipurpose icebreaker sailing through the Northwest Passage? How does global warming affect the sea and ice conditions near the North Pole? How does it feel to spend a month on an icebreaker cruising through uninhabited regions?
Doctoral thesis: Artistic Actions for Sustainability: Poteantial of art in education for sustainability (28.6.2017)
In her doctoral research Ásthildur B. Jónsdóttir focussed on the potential of art in education for sustainability in the context of teacher education and art creation.
Doctoral thesis: Arctic energy – a lot more than oil, gas and jobs (12.6.2017)
The energy resources of the Arctic figure prominently in today’s energy debates, be the forum political, public or scientific. In her thesis, Hanna Lempinen, MSocSc, MA, takes a critical look at the definitions that frame the understandings of energy and its societal dimensions in these discourses.
Tuõddri Peeʹrel - Pearls from the Tundra exhibition in Arktikum (9.6.2017)
The exhibition at the Arktikum Science Centre in Rovaniemi introduces the audience to Skolt Sámi culture, handicrafts and traditions. The fascinating photographs convey the beauty of the surroundings of the Skolt Sámi and the richness of their culture. They show us details of the Skolt Sámi clothing tradition, skillfully crafted objects, and a living Skolt Sámi culture.
Dissertation: Bridges over the Mountain Ranges – Ethnography on the Complexities of Transition in Women’s Social Position in Nepalese Rural Communities (2.6.2017)
Women’s changing social position is a pivotal goal of development cooperation and politics. The processes of change are complex and entail multilevel power hierarchies. Wellbeing is generated and social change is effected through local traditions and communality, but they may clash with international views on development. In her dissertation Enni Mikkonen, MA, focuses on social transition at the intersections of Nepalese everyday life and international development policy. She also brings forth a new perspective on ethically sustainable transition.
Doctoral defense: Transaction as interaction: Art as an Extended Sense of Space (2.6.2017)
Bettina Schülke’s doctoral thesis suggests that we are in the need to develop new spatial concepts. Therefore, it focuses on how space can be understood in visual artistic expression and how previous spatial understandings are in the process of change. The common ground of the different findings of this research is that the development of technology and new technical media has an enormous influence on the question of spatiality. This implements how space is understood, constructed, inhabited, and perceived.
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