Multidisciplinary, Cross-Border Cooperation
The University of Lapland conducts distinctive, dynamic, open-minded and multidisciplinary research, which crosses the borders of disciplines and faculties, science and art. Research merges science and pragmatism, innovation development, new areas of research and the arts.
Research emphasises the role of the Arctic and the north as a region, perspective and specific issue. Research on the Arctic and northern issues is carried out by all of the faculties and particularly by the Arctic Centre, which conducts research and communications relating to the Arctic regions in line with its national and international mission.
Multidisciplinary tourism research forms our second international focus area, and is the responsibility of the Lapland Institute for Tourism Research and Education. In addition to basic tourism research, applied research that serves the region and considers tourism practices is developed as a determined effort.
Multidisciplinary research cooperation is conducted open-mindedly across the borders of science and art, particularly in the focus areas of service design, northern welfare and changing work as well as sustainable development, law and justice.