What is UArctic?

UAF is a member of UArctic, a network of universities, research centers and other organizations that are committed to higher education and research in the North. UArctic institutions share resources, facilities and expertise with students, scientists and northern communities. Whether it’s student exchange or research collaboration, we all benefit when we share what we know.

All eight circumpolar countries are represented in UArctic: Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States. Many more come from countries outside the North, but all are engaged in northern issues.

Learn more at www.uarctic.org.

Undergraduate students

Want to study abroad in a northern country? There are more than 50 institutions in the eight circumpolar countries where UAF students can go as part of the north2north program. More than 80 Nanooks have already gone, some with scholarships or fellowships.

Contact: Erica Keiko Iseri, International Programs and Initiatives, ekiseri@alaska.edu, 474-7192. To schedule an appointment online: www.doodle.com/ekiseri.

Are you a student from another university who wants to go to UAF? Contact your home university’s north2north office, or contact Erica Iseri (above), and she will help refer you.

Graduate students

Research is at the heart of UArctic, and graduate students are the new blood that pushes for innovation and resourcefulness. UAF graduate students can join one of more than two dozen thematic networks, which focus on subjects like engineering, geopolitics, climate change and indigenous issues, or design a study and research program of their own, in cooperation with their UAF school or college and another UArctic institution.

Contact: John Eichelberger, UArctic dean for graduate studies and UAF dean of the Graduate School, jceichelberger@alaska.edu, 474-7729

Faculty members

Teaching and research faculty members can participate in one of more than two dozen thematic networks, which focus on subjects like engineering, geopolitics, climate change and indigenous issues.  

UAF is active in the following thematic networks. To learn about other thematic networks, visit www.uarctic.org.

Thematic networkUAF contact
Arctic coastal and marine issuesRolf Gradinger
Arctic sustainable arts and designTodd Sherman
Local and regional developmentMiranda Wright
Natural hazardsJohn Eichelberger
Northern food securityMilan Shipka, Steve Sparrow
PermafrostKenji Yoshikawa
Polar ice, climate and land dynamicsVladimir Alexeev, John Walsh
Verdde (teaching and student exchange for indigenous peoples)Sean Asiqluq Topkok

Contact: John Eichelberger, UArctic dean for graduate studies and UAF dean of the Graduate School, jceichelberger@alaska.edu, 474-7729

Video

The importance of climate research in the Arctic, and how science and the Arctic unite different nations

Note: video audio and text is in Russian

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