New network will foster the international research cooperation related to migration in the Arctic

6.9.2017 12:52

New Arctic Migration thematic network of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) focuses on newfound problems and challenges in the field of migration along the side of the already existing ones. The overall objective is to establish and build an international network of scholars, experts, influencers and policy makers to solve out the challenges and problems related to migration in the Arctic.

The thematic network organizes series of workshops, seminars and conferences to share and disseminate knowledge. The new network is one of the seven new thematic networks of UArctic and it will be hosted by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland together with Akureyri University and University of Tromso.

At the moment the network consists 34 researchers from recognized universities, institutions and organizations of Arctic and non-Arctic countries, e.g. Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Estonia, Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, Poland, America, France, Japan and Germany. All interested researchers, institutes and organizations are welcome to be a part of the network.

More information:

Nafisa Yeasmin, Leader of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4256, nafisa.yeasmin(at)ulapland.fi

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Photo: The network of scholars decided to apply for the Thematic Network status from UArctic when they met in the Migration in the Arctic Workshop in September 2016 in Stockholm. The leader of the new thematic network is researcher Nafisa Yeasmin form the Arctic Centre (4th from left).