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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.

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The University of the Faroe Islands is a state-run university located in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. It consists of three faculties: Faroese Language and Literature, Science and Technology, and History and Social Sciences. The educational language of the university is Faroese, making it the only university in the world to conduct classes officially in that language...

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Ann Bancroft (born 29 September 1955 in Mendota Heights, Minnesota) is a United States author, teacher, and adventurer. She was the first woman to successfully finish a number of arduous expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

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  • The University of Alberta (image) hosts a centenary event 6-7 February 2009, featuring the world premiere of the movie Inuit Odyssey.[1]

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...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?

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  • Even in our day, science suspects beyond the Polar seas, at the very circle of the Arctic Pole, the existence of a sea which never freezes and a continent which is ever green.
  1. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=83&amid=6048
  2. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=226&amid=5953