Find cool solutions for hot challenges

What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Climate, economy, transport, environment – Arctic matters for the whole planet and it is everybody’s business. Finland is an Arctic country and Northern Finland is a place of Arctic excellence. In here, it is only natural to find solutions to help a sustainable Arctic.

Finland is an Arctic country and Northern Finland is a place of Arctic excellence. In Finland, it is only natural to find solutions to help to build a sustainable Arctic and a sustainable world. What happens in the Arctic does not stay in the Arctic. Climate, economy, transport, environment – changes in the Arctic matter for the whole planet.

In northernmost parts of Finland a close connection to the nature is combined with a vibrant and international academic community in university cities Rovaniemi – which is located at the Arctic Circle – and Oulu. They can offer a number of education and networking possibilities for those who wish to build their Arctic knowhow to find solutions for challenges we are facing together.

One example is tourism: in Arctic regions, tourism has to be sustainable and responsible. Finding such solutions for tourism can be scaled to many geographical regions, and expertise in sustainability and responsibility will be even more important in the future. Special expertise in this field will be one of the themes highlighted in this episode. You will also hear how our students and alumni experience living, studying and working in the Arctic.

 

Programme

Episode II: Arctic Excellence

11 October

13:00 (Finland) | 15.30 (India) | 18.00 (Singapore) 

Hosted by: Satu Uusiautti, Vice-rector responsible for education, University of Lapland

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Opening Words

Satu Uusiautti, Vice-rector responsible for education, University of Lapland
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Welcome!

Antti Syväjärvi (Rector, University of Lapland) & Riitta Rissanen (Rector, Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
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Inspirational Talks

Linking China and Finland: A personal example of what each gives to the other

John Moore, Research professor University of Lapland and Chief Scientist al College of Global Change and Earth System Science Beijing Normal University

University of the Arctic – Arctic cooperation for education, research and outreach 

Natalia Nikolaeva, Member Engagement Coordinator (UArctic International Secretariat)

Arctic Centre – A story of an international institute in Lapland

Nafisa Yeasmin, Doctor of Social Sciences, Project Manager (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)
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International Programmes in Northern Finland

Introduction

Ms. Satu Uusiautti, Vice-rector responsible for education (University of Lapland)

Student and alumni talks

Hosted by Satu Uusiautti
  • Moaadh Benkherouf (Master’s student in Northern Tourism, University of Lapland)
  • Saija Halminen (Master's student in Tourism, Culture and International Management TourCIM, University of Lapland)
  • Alina Korotovskaia (Master of Arts in Arctic Art and Design, University of Lapland)
  • To be confirmed (Lapland UAS)
  • To be confirmed (Lapland UAS)

Closing Words

Ms. Satu Uusiautti
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Networking

Virtual Lounge Table meetings: All universities & UAS

Speakers

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John Moore

Research professor University of Lapland and Chief Scientist al College of John Moore, British, Chief Scientist, GCESS, Beijing Normal University & Research Professor at University of Lapland, Finland.

John Moore is a Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences and Guest professor at Polar Research Institute of China. He is one of the first non-Chinese born leaders of a major research program in China, the Chinese geoengineering research program. Mr Moore was Awarded China Friendship medal 2014 and he also was China "1000 talent" awardee 2010. He worked as a chief scientist on 2007-2009 International Polar Year project: Kinnvika. He has been a member of 6 Antarctic, 4 Greenlandic and 20 Svalbard scientific expeditions.

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Natalia Nikolaeva

Member Engagement Coordinator (UArctic International Secretariat)

Natalia Nikolaeva graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, with a Bachelor's degree in linguistics and a specialization in teaching Russian to foreigners. Natalia moved to Finland in 2016 to pursue a Master's degree in Media Education with a minor in English Language Use and Culture with the University of Lapland. Before joining the UArctic team, she worked as a media marketing manager and a news reporter while occasionally collaborating with the University of Lapland for marketing projects. She has also been an ambassador of the university and a tutor for international students.

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Doctor of Social Sciences, Project Manager (Arctic Centre, University of Lapland)

Nafisa Yeasmin, Doctor of Social Sciences, is the researcher on International Relations and politics, University of Lapland, Finland. Her main research interest focuses on immigration to the North e.g. sustainable entrepreneurship development, Socio-economic integration of immigrants in the Arctic, Regional development, Community sustainability, Social inclusion, Migration governance. Recent interest in the well-being of immigrant youth and integrated education. She is leading the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration and the adjunct faculty member at the department of the Law, in the Daffodil International University, Dhaka. She is the Academic of the year 2019.

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Antti Syväjärvi

Rector, University of Lapland
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Riitta Rissanen

Rector, Lapland University of Applied Sciences
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Moaadh Benkherouf

Master’s student in Northern Tourism, University of Lapland
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Saija Halminen

Master's student in Tourism, Culture and International Management TourCIM, University of Lapland
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Alina Korotovskaia

Master of Arts in Arctic Art and Design, University of Lapland
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Satu Uusiautti

Vice-rector responsible for education, University of Lapland