The Global Change Research Group studies the impacts on increasing economic activities on the ecology, environment and societies in the Arctic. This research group focusing on natural sciences the climate change is also analyzed with the help of glaciology and mathematical modelling.
The Sustainable Development Research Group studies environmental policies and the economy as well as the adaptation and vulnerability of the societies. In this research group, focusing on social sciences, also the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peoples, the Sami politics and identity are studied. The group consists of the Anthropology and Northern Political Economy Research Groups.
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) carries out research in the international treaties and statutes concerning the Arctic as well as land law and environmental law relating to the Arctic indigenous peoples.
The Arctic Anthropology team are a number of anthropologists with a shared enthusiasm for our discipline and an interest in the North as a space for living and doing research among its inhabitants.