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.
Episode II: Arctic Excellence
13:00 (Finland) | 15.30 (India) | 18.00 (Singapore)
Hosted by: Satu Uusiautti, Vice-rector responsible for education, University of Lapland
Linking China and Finland: A personal example of what each gives to the other
University of the Arctic – Arctic cooperation for education, research and outreach
Arctic Centre – A story of an international institute in Lapland
International Programmes in Northern Finland
Student and alumni talks
- Elena Beutner (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)
- Orsi Tuba (Bachelor of Business Administration, Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
- Giang "Annie" Nguyen (Degree Programme in Tourism, Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
- Thao "Eric" Bui (Degree Programme in Tourism, Lapland University of Applied Sciences)
Virtual Lounge Table meetings: All universities & UAS
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.
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.
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.