Academic (un)employment and mobility in the Arctic North - A Joint Socially Responsible Approach
Academic (Un)employment and Mobility in the Arctic North – A Joint Socially Responsible Approach is a two-year project coordinated by the University of Oulu. The project promotes academic work-related mobility in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. The aim of the project is to further the placement of university graduates for the Nordic labor market and to support the remigration of academically educated people to the region.
Research and innovation and the related expertise are key elements to develop industries in these Arctic areas. The removal of the highly skilled workforce from the area also weakens future prospects for development. The aim of this project is to slow this negative development trend in these regions. Interaction is promoted between the academic workforce and area labor markets with the development of higher education, university graduates and companies, more intensive cross-border networking and the development of flexible communication.
In the so-called Arctic Five universities, there is a strong and still highly evolving information and communications technology (ICT) sector, where there is also a need for expertise in the social and human sciences. During the project, information is collected regarding the needs of the region’s employers and the labor force to develop working life in a socially sustainable, responsible way.
Therefore we will invite HR actors to discuss in their employment policies and recruitment practices, as well as collaborate with them developing their employment policies and recruitment practices from a gender and diversity perspective.
Please find more information about our project: Printable Project Leaflet.
Project coordinatorUniversity of Oulu
The following events are organised during the project:
UArctic congress in Oulu 3-7.9.2018
ArcticFive Universities' HR Network Meeting 8.11.2018
ArcticFrontiers in Tromsø 24.1.2019
Northern Finland labor market seminar - Northern Forum in Oulu 24.1.2019
ArcticFive HR meeting in Luleå 8.4.2019
Network meeting of HR-managers of Northern Arctic cities 11.4.2019
Network meeting of stakeholders of Northern Arctic area 16.5.2019
Project presentations: The cross-border cooperation on innovation and researchers' mobility between arctic five universities 23.5.2019
ArcticFive HR meeting in Oulu 3.6.2019
UPCOMING EVENTS (more information will be launched):
Back To North-conference in Luleå 11/2019
Back To North-conference in Tromsø 11/2019
Back To North-conference in Oulu 3.12.2019
ArcticFrontiers in Tromsø 01/2020
ArcticFive conference in Luleå 05/2020
Closing conference in Oulu 08/2020
Luleå Tekniska Universitet (202100-2841)
Contact: PhD, Saila Piippola
Universitet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet (970 422 528)
Contact: Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen