Portal:University of the Arctic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

University of the Arctic

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.

Selected article

The University of Regina is a public research university located in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Originally founded in 1911 as a private denominational high school of the Methodist Church of Canada,[1] it began an association with the University of Saskatchewan as a junior college in 1925, was disaffiliated by the Church and fully ceded to the University in 1934...

More: University of Regina

Selected biography

Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (October 10, 1861 – May 13, 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. Nansen was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his work as a League of Nations High Commissioner. He led the first crossing of Greenland by ski, and achieved great success with his Arctic expedition aboard the Fram. He later became noted as a zoologist and oceanographer, and was a pioneer of the neuron theory. He was also a distinguished diplomat, eventually becoming Commissioner of refugees for the League of Nations.

More about: Fridtjof Nansen

In the news

  • The University of Alberta (image) hosts a centenary event 6-7 February 2009, featuring the world premiere of the movie Inuit Odyssey.[2]

Selected picture

Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk Province (Russia)

Arkhangelsk Technical University, Arkhangelsk (Russia)

Did you know?

...that the capital of the Nunavut Territory in Canada is Iqaluit?

...that last year, Greenland voted to become a separate state within the Kingdom of Denmark, effective from June 2009?

...that the only area that still officially bears the name of Lapland is in Finland?

...that the University of Akureyri is the home institution of 9% of Iceland's students?

...that the Sámi University College in Norway has students from all four states covered by Sápmi (area)?

...that the Pomor Humanitarian University of Arkhangelsk is named after the region's own Mikhail Lomonosov, one of the most important academics of Russian history?

...that the Swedish Sámi Lars Levi Læstadius was not only a religious reformer but also a botanist and gatherer of Sámi pre-Christian folklore?

...that the University of Alaska Fairbanks is the flagship campus of the university system of Alaska, USA?

Things to do


–When a task is completed, please remove it from the list.

Categories

Quotation

  • As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in the effort to reach it [North Pole], I felt profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race.
  1. ^ At the time there were also in Regina denominational private schools operated by the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions and Jesuit Order, and some few years later, the Lutherans. Vide infra.
  2. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=83&amid=6048
  3. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=226&amid=5953