The Arctic Five universities work together in the region of Arctic
Europe to create synergies and further strengthen research, education
and outreach related to Arctic interests.The cooperation was first established as the Joint Arctic Agenda between Luleå University of Technology,
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, the University of Oulu and the University of Lapland. In November 2017 Umeå University officially joined the
network, thus creating the Arctic Five.
The partnership provides a
foundation for the higher education institutions of the region to make
their voice heard in a global context and to provide unique
opportunities for students, faculties and stakeholders. This cooperation
ensures that higher education and research are at the forefront of
strengthening cross-border ties that promote sustainable futures for all
who live and work in the region.
The key thematic areas of Arctic research are mining, energy, health and
wellbeing, education, Sámi indigenous issues, and regional development.