Arctic Centre Strategy 2020–2025
Kuva Arktikumista. Kuvaaja Alexander Kuznetsov.


The Arctic Centre improves a comprehensive understanding of the Arctic through research and science communication. Our strength is in a unique combination of high quality multidisciplinary research and the capability to share research-based knowledge with the public and decision-makers.

Our top-level research combines approaches from the human, social, legal and natural sciences, often in multidisciplinary projects and in co-production with local, regional, national and international stakeholders.

Through the Arktikum Science Centre and science communication activities we increase knowledge and further a comprehensive understanding of the changing Arctic.

We provide solutions to environmental and societal problems in dynamic dialogue with stakeholders.

The Arctic Centre is part of the University of Lapland and Lapland University Consortium (LUC) and implements the LUC 2030 strategy.


INDEPENDENT – We conduct independent and critical research and science communication.

RESPONSIBLE – We advance sustainability in society through our own activities. Our work is socially and environmentally responsible.

INCLUSIVE – We maintain a supportive, fair, creative and transparent working community and have constant interaction between our different functions.

RELIABLE – We are a committed and reliable collaboration partner, in constructive dialogue with our partners and stakeholders.

MULTICULTURAL – We are an international work community with local, national and global networks.

GOALS 2025