Researcher of Arctic and northern change
At the heart of our university’s research profile lies Arctic and northern change. The effects of the global economic and political changes and global warming are particularly severe in the Arctic region. We produce scientific knowledge on northern societies and environment and their interaction with each other to ensure that life in the Arctic and northern regions will flourish also in the future.
Our profile is based on our university’s strategy 2025.
As part of our Arctic and northern expertise, we have the responsibility in the Finnish university establishment to conduct research on Sámi rights and law and Sámi-related issues in society.
Read more about our Sámi research
Familiarise yourself with our university’s research in LaCRIS
– short for the University of Lapland Current Research System portal. In the portal you can browse for our researchers, publications and projects, among other things. You can search for information e.g. by name, field of science, unit or publication mode.
Get to know our research staff in the LaCRIS portal. The portal entails the profiles for our professors, researchers and doctoral candidates.
The LaCRIS portal contains references to our university’s doctoral dissertations, artistic output and publications for the academic and professional audiences and the general public. Full text is also available for some publications.
Take a look at the list of the current projects at our university.
The research portal also lists the expert tasks and positions of trust of our university staff as well as the awards and honours granted to them.
You can browse our research portal also by research organization.
Applying for doctoral studies
As a doctoral candidate you belong to one faculty and one doctoral programme. You apply for doctoral studies through your faculty, which will also eventually grant you your doctoral degree.
There are two application periods for our doctoral programmes each year: in spring from 1 March to 18 April by 3 pm and in autumn from 1 September to 20 October by 3 pm. The dates and times represent local Finnish time.
Lapland University Press (LUP) operates at the University of Lapland and specialises in multidisciplinary scientific publications. Its task is to record Arctic and northern research and culture. LUP, together with our library experts, will give you advice on questions dealing with scientific publishing.
Our open science policy sets the general guidelines for scientific openness at our university. It includes our policies for publications and data management.
As a researcher at our university, you can ask our research ethics committee for an ethical review statement on your research.
We offer all our researchers a variety of services. We can help you with data management, publishing, evaluating the impact of your study, finding project funding and advancing your internationality.