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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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Université Laval is the oldest centre of education in Canada, and was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Its main campus is located in Quebec City, Quebec, the capital of the Province, on the outskirts of the historic city...

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Charles Taylor

Charles Margrave Taylor, (born November 5, 1931), CC GOQ MA DPhil FRSC is a Canadian philosopher from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, who has made significant contributions to political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and the history of philosophy. He is often classified as a communitarian, but is uncomfortable with the label. Charles Taylor began his undergraduate education at McGill University (B.A. in History in 1952)...

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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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  • There are two kinds of Arctic problems, the imaginary and the real. Of the two, the imaginary are the most real.
  1. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=83&amid=6048
  2. ^ http://uarctic.org/singleNewsArticle.aspx?m=226&amid=5953