Arctic Networks (Arctic Researchers' Network)

The warming of the Arctic threatens the populations and environments in the circumpolar regions, and provision of key ecosystem services that rely on fundamental water, carbon and nutrient processes. This jeopardizes traditional cultures, livelihoods, and tourism. Understanding the global changes in the North and dealing with it in sustainable ways is important globally and crucial for Finland.

The eight faculties and the research units at the University of Oulu form a strong science community, which makes it possible to do groundbreaking, multidisciplinary research. Our heritage as one of the northernmost multidisciplinary universities in the world is invaluable now, when mankind’s new growth frontier is to the North. The demanding conditions of the far north have always forced people to be innovative and resourceful. We call this Science with Arctic attitude.

Activities in the Arctic science and technology fields at UOulu relate to all strategic focus areas. To highlight the importance of multidisciplinary topics and to promote cooperation between research groups UOulu has established a  platform for scientists working on Arctic topics at the UOulu.  The network has 154 members at the moment  (27.11.2020) . You can join the network by link below. 

The network platform is coordinated by the Thule Institute, together with the UOulu’s Arctic Interactions science profile area (ArcI), the Kvantum Institute as well as with other focus institutes. The network promotes also actions of the Arctic Five (A5) cooperation. UOulu´s researchers as well as the researchers of research institutes in UOulu campus areas are invited to participate in the network.



Targeted call for Early stage researchers ()
Grants of the call 3/2020  (PDF).
Grants of the call 2/2020 (postponed due to COVID-19).
Grants of the call 1/2020 (PDF).


Grants of the 2nd call 2019 (PDF).
Grants of the 1st call 2019 (PDF).

Join the network

Join the Arctic Researchers' Network: Workspace for the Network (MS Teams) .

You can ask more information by contacting Research Coordinator Jouko Inkeröinen or VP Research UArctic Arja Rautio.




Last updated: 17.12.2020