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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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Northlands College is a post-secondary educational institution in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada. Many programs offered by Northlands are designed to meet the unique needs of northern Saskatchewan. For example, the Radiation/Environment Technician program is the only year-long radiation monitoring training course available in Canada. The institute has campuses in La Ronge; Creighton; Buffalo Narrows. Administration of the college is run out of the Administration building in Air Ronge. Programs are also offered in communities throughout northern Saskatchewan, and at a number of northern minesites...

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (Михаи́л Васи́льевич Ломоно́сов) (November 19 [O.S. November 8] 1711 – April 15 [O.S. April 4] 1765) was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet, who created the basis of the modern Russian literary language.

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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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Akureyri (Iceland)

Akureyri, Iceland.

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?

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  • 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. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=83&amid=6048
  2. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=226&amid=5953