ResilienceTalks 22 November: Towards the Arctic Research Frontiers

The Arctic region has become increasingly important for the future of humanity, and our wellbeing and resilience. The region is transforming rapidly; over the past decades the Arctic has been warming up four times faster than the global average, causing melting ice and ecosystems change in unexperienced ways and scales that impact and transform sociocultural, economic, and geopolitical elements in the region and beyond. In this respect, the Arctic forms a highly important research frontier and a laboratory how to understand and adapt to our future.

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Venue location

University of Oulu / Foodoo Garden Timjami and online (Zoom)

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Welcome to listen to and discuss the University of Oulu’s and the Umeå University’s visions for future research needs in the Arctic. Globally, the Universities are among the top institutions in Arctic research with increasing interests in international collaboration and leading this key research frontier.


9.00 Coffee

Opening words: Jarkko Saarinen, Leader, FRONT (Profi7)

9.20 Umeå University and the Arctic: Dieter Müller, Vice Rector, Umeå University (Zoom)

9.40 Implementing the University of Oulu Arctic strategy: Kirsi Latola, Research coordinator, University of Oulu, UArctic

10.00 Discussion

Register here by 20th of November.

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ResilienceTalks is a dynamic discussion series that brings together researchers and experts in the fields of resilience and sustainability studies and development. Our aim is to provide a platform for thought-provoking discussions on topics that are academically rigorous and societally relevant. We believe that through engaging conversations and collaborations, we can make meaningful strides toward a proficient and critical research and more resilient and sustainable future. ResilienceTalks seminar series is organized by the FRONT (Profi 7) research programme and the Resilience Academy of Oulu (RAO).

About FRONT and RAO

FRONT research programme is dedicated to advancing the understanding of resilience and sustainability. Resilience Academy of Oulu (RAO) is an innovative center committed to inter- and transdisciplinary research, education, and knowledge dissemination in the field of resilience studies. RAO serves as a catalyst for academic excellence and collaboration, actively working toward societal impact.

Arctic Strategy of the University of Oulu

Last updated: 21.11.2023