|The Arctic Centre is a national and
international hub of information and centre of excellence which
conducts multidisciplinary research in changes in the Arctic region. It is located in the Arktikum House, Rovaniemi, Finland.
The research focuses on three main themes. Each theme is lead by a research professor and includes a multidisciplinary team of researchers.
The Arctic Doctoral Programme Arktis is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme of the Academy of Finland. The one-year Arctic Studies program gives introduction to the issues that are relevant in the Circumpolar North.
The Arctic Centre’s science communications and library
compiles, popularizes and communicates Arctic issues to increase the
knowledge and understanding of the experts, decision makers and the
general public on Arctic issues.
The Science Centre is in the Arktikum House together with the Provincial Museum of Lapland. Nearly
80 000 persons visit the Arktikum House every year, half of them
tourists from abroad. Science Centre exhibitions
display the results of Arctic research interactively and inform about
the Arctic nature and people of the region.
Hub of arctic research and knowledge
Arctic Centre representatives serve as specialists in many
international and national tasks. We have also very wide and active
network of contacts around the world.
There are about 50 researchers, communicators and other professionals working at the Arctic Centre. The Arctic Centre has Scientific Advisory Board which meets once a year and has an advisory and supervisory role.