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.
Arctic Winter Games College Fair
UAF and UArctic, along with the Arctic Winter Games, will host the first Arctic Winter Games College Fair in Fairbanks. Athletes participating in the games can learn about higher education opportunities in the circumpolar North. The college fair will take place from 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Great Hall on the Fairbanks campus.
UAF and UArctic
UAF is a full member of UArctic. It participates in the north2north student exchange program and helps faculty and graduate students collaborate on projects with colleagues in other countries.
As part of members’ in-kind service to UArctic, Chancellor Brian Rogers is the chair of the board of governors, Graduate School Dean John Eichelberger oversees graduate research, and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services Pat Pitney is head of UArctic’s finance office.
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.
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.
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,email@example.com, 474-7729
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 network||UAF contact|
|Arctic coastal and marine issues||Rolf Gradinger|
|Arctic sustainable arts and design||Todd Sherman|
|Local and regional development||Miranda Wright|
|Northern food security||Milan Shipka, Steve Sparrow|
|Polar ice, climate and land dynamics||Vladimir Alexeev, John Walsh|
|Verrde (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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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