AAU Arctic


Report - Nordic Research Forum 2017: The Nordic Universities’ role in the New Arctic

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Climate change, industrialization and globalization have put the Arctic on the map in new ways; ways that have incited the world to reconsider the region and its populations. Reports, strategies and analyses have been developed to meet the local and global challenges that have arisen. The Arctic is entering into a new era of decision-making, which requires public awareness, new governmental structures and institutions and a global outlook. Without doubt, the Arctic societies are challenged, as are researchers in regards to grasping developments in the new Arctic reality. Consequently, the past decades have seen the establishment of new institutions and platforms for research collaboration and knowledge exchange. Also, research in, with and for a new Arctic must include a discussion about the role of the Nordic universities in the years to come. That discussion is complicated by the fact that the present-day Arctic is a region that is so culturally, politically, socially and economically diverse.

To address some of the key challenges in the Arctic today, the Nordic Research Forum 2017 brought together a large group of scholars from the Nordic countries from various disciplines to discuss the role of the Nordic universities in the new Arctic and the Nordic Arctic research agenda on global and local challenges. Universities Denmark together with University of Aalborg and AAU Arctic initiated the forum. The forum was arranged in collaboration with University of Iceland.

This report summarizes the main discussions, findings and recommendations that emerged during the forum, and concludes with a synthesis of participant contributions to a series of action points and recommendations to assist further partnership and collaboration on Nordic-Arctic university collaboration.

Turismeudvikling i Grønland

I de sidste fire måneder har to forskere fra Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier på Aalborg Universitet (AAU) i samarbejde med Center for Logistik og Samarbejde under Aalborg Havn kortlagt turismelandskabet i Grønland med udgangspunkt i de fire turistdestinationer: Kangerlussuaq, Nuuk, Sisimiut og Ilulissat. Resultaterne af dette forskningsprojekt præsenteres i en rapport, som offentliggøres den 14. marts ved et arrangement på Aalborg Havn.

Se præsentation af fremtidscenarier v. lektor Carina Ren her:


Se paneldiskussion v. ordstyrer Rebekka Knudsen, Greenland Perspective her:

Strategiseminar - januar 2017

I januar drog vores koordinationsudvalg på strategi-seminar. To intense dage med masser af konstruktive ideer, stort engagement og gode diskussioner på tværs af fagligheder. Lige i vores ånd!

Åbningsreception - 12. september 2016

Et kort sammendrag af vores åbningsreception den 12. september 2016. Tak til alle, som deltog.


Contact AAU Arctic

Secretary Ulla Søndergaard
+45 9940 3696

Head Carina Ren
+45 9940 8445

Coordinator Rikke Becker Jacobsen
+45 9356 2348

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