The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) focuses on research on arctic and northern change and knowledge of the Arctic environment. The following three strategic choices guide and inform the consortium's work:
Global arctic responsibility
We are working together to identify and govern change in all its complexities: social, cultural, ecological, industrial, and technological. Moreover, we do research on indigenous peoples such as the Sámi, and develop solutions to achieve sustainable development.
Our objective is to identify, predict and govern the ecological, societal and economic impact of arctic tourism and to develop solutions that promote sustainability.
Future services and managing distances
We strive to identify future service needs and to design and develop service solutions in response to the requirements regarding reachability, equity in education, and well-being in sparsely populated areas.