The UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education are two separate networks, but they have lots of commonalities.
Both networks focus on teacher education for different levels of education, with a specific focus on social justice and diversity in education. Inclusive education, indigenous education, education for social justice, equity and diversity, education in rural areas and digitalisation are important concepts for both networks. Due to similar interests, some network activities are organised in collaboration with these two networks.
UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education was established on 2015, under the auspices of UArctic and it has a strong focus on Arctic issues. In 2018, UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education was established, to globally expand the cooperation already started within UArctic Thematic Network. UNITWIN/UNESCO network is not focused on one specific area, but it more different areas across the world with similar problems and issues - education for diverse learners, educational policies in rural areas, digitalisation and indigenous education.