Our Arctic agenda
The Arctic area is changing, and it affects to the future of the whole globe. We at the University of Oulu, are in the front line searching for solutions to the global challenges of Arctic and relieving the effects of changes.
We have 150 researchers specialized to Arctic topics. Our Arctic research topics cover among others:
- Biodiversity changes and effects on ecosystems
- Permafrost, snow dynamics and cold climate hydrology
- Indigenous Sami culture and resilience
- Arctic health
- Sustainable use of Northern natural resources
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Sustainable future of Arctic areas requires joint efforts from different fields and regions. We work actively in networks that co-operate in matters related to Arctic education and research and offer connections to important national and international bodies and networks.
University of the Arctic
The University of Oulu is one of the founding members of the UArctic and has a vital role in both the leadership of UArctic and in developing joint activities and networks.
The Arctic Five is an alliance of five northern universities that will advance and share knowledge, education and innovations for the development of our region and a sustainable Arctic.
Oulanka research station
Oulanka Research Station´s long-term monitoring programmes and experimental platform and instruments offer possibilities for studying climate change.
Interested in Arctic cooperation?
Thule Institute coordinates Arctic issues in the University of Oulu. The institute cooperates with national and international research and higher education institutes and is an active partner in several important Polar and Arctic networks.