Educational Networks

Arctic Science Partnership (ASP)

The ASP Education Team’s objective is to create exceptional educational programming in the area of arctic sciences at each of the member institutions through a coordinated approach to course and curriculum development, creation of teaching resources, and designing of field schools. This will be done at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Another objective is to develop the necessary mechanisms to promote and facilitate graduate student exchanges between institutions, allowing students to take part in research at each location and further their learning. Faculty and teaching members will have an opportunity to teach courses in their respective fields at the other institutions, allowing for an exchange of ideas not only at the research level, but also at the educational level.

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University of the Arctic (UArctic)

The University of the Arctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North.

UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach, we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

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The Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnCHiL)

High latitude systems are changing at an accelerated rate, so there is an increasing global need for experts having multidisciplinary education in environmental sciences to address those issues. EnCHiL provides high quality MSc level education to address this task. The Nordic region has universities and research institutes that offer research-based MSc education at the highest international level and they are located within the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, where the environmental changes are actually taking place. The purpose of the EnCHiL programme is to build a bridge between these partners. At the core of EnCHiL are universities and research institutions (Agricultural University of Iceland, University of Helsinki, Lund University, University of Oulu, Aarhus University and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources), that have been successfully collaborating by offering individual online and field-based MSc and PhD courses in Iceland and Greenland on these issues over the past decade.

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Hindsgavl Education Group

The objective of the Hindsgavl Education Group is to establish, sustain and strengthen a network of institutions within the Danish Realm and promote arctic education collaboration. All universities and institutions in the Danish Realm are invited to participate in the working group. 

Atmospheric – Biosphere Studies (ABS)

In Nordic countries there is already a long tradition of environmental research and environmental protection. Many of the world’s leading research groups are located in Nordic countries. The education in the master’s degree programs of the ABS network is based on high-quality research carried out at the network sites. 

The programs are very multidisciplinary, providing a diverse education on atmospheric sciences that includes physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, natural geography and ecology. One of the key areas of focus is on the interactions between ecosystems and the atmosphere.