Research programme aims to generate a holistic understanding of the societies of the circumpolar north in times of dramatic change. The research conducted in the programme consists primarily of the disciplines of anthropology, law, and governance complemented by fields such as geography and history.
We foster a holistic and solution-oriented understanding of Arctic communities and the challenges they are facing today, rooted in an understanding of their cultures and history, embedded in the wider context of human-nature interactions in the circumpolar Arctic and contextualized with current and emerging conditions of life in the Arctic, including natural, socio-cultural, and legal aspects.
The aim is to provide the widest possible range of information on Arctic communities and societies for both the scientific community and decision-makers.
Arctic societies and the people in the Arctic are not the objects of research but the beneficiaries and often participants of research. Hence, in many cases, knowledge generation results from close cooperation with local and Indigenous communities.