The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is an international cooperative network based in the circumpolar region. Its members are universities, colleges and other organizations with an interest in promoting education and research in the Arctic North. UArctic was launched on June 12, 2001, endorsed by the Arctic Council and in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Rovaniemi Process and the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy.
The overall goal of the University of the Arctic is to create a strong, sustainable circumpolar region by empowering indigenous peoples and other northerners through education, mobility and shared knowledge.
Roskilde University (Danish: Roskilde Universitet, RUC) is a Danishpublic university founded in 1972 and located in Trekroner in the Eastern part of Roskilde. The university awards bachelor and master's degrees The university was founded in 1972 and was initially intended as an alternative to the traditional Danish universities which had been the scene of several student uprisings in the late 1960s. The students considered the traditional universities undemocratic and controlled by the professors and wanted more influence as well as more flexible teaching methods.
RUC's motto is in tranquillo mors - in fluctu vita ("In silence, death; in movement, life").
Lars Levi Læstadius' (October 1, 1800 - February 21, 1861) was a Swedish-SámiLutheran pastor. From the mid 1840's and onward he became the leader of the Laestadian movement. He was also an author, teetotaller and botanist; and gathered extensive information on pre-Christian Sámi mythology.