The participants included many partners from UArctic member universities: Alberta and Manitoba in Canada, Alaska Anchorage, Akureyri in Iceland, Aarhus in Denmark, Umeå in Sweden, Tromsø in Norway and Universities of Lapland and Oulu. As important as university partners are the research institutes: Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden and Finnish Meteorological Institute and National Health Service in Greenland and Sámisoster in Finland.

An immediate outcome will be a winter school to be held at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in May 2013. The group also developed four ideas for completely new courses on the following topics: Participatory research methods, The role of international law and human rights, Data handling of small populations and History of the Arctic including ethical issues. These topics will be developed further, using new information coming out of on-going projects such as the Arctic Human Development Report II.

For more information contact project lead Kirsi Latola, Thule Institute, University of Oulu 
See the previous news on the program.