University of Lapland and Dartmouth Forge Closer Ties

14 February 2017  |  University of Lapland News Release

The University of Lapland and the Dartmouth College have signed a memorandum of understanding with a desire to work together across a variety of programs and activities. Special focus will be in Arctic studies and joint programs on themes such as indigenous peoples, environmental studies and collaborative research.

Dartmouth College is an old and well established university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, and it has developed into one of the main hubs in US Arctic research. The University of Lapland and especially the Arctic Centre have already had for almost 30 year close cooperation in various fields. Both universities have also been active in the University of the Arctic consortium since the beginning.

The memorandum of understanding enhances the joint cooperation. The first steps will include identifying specific common projects and developing plans for activities.

"Having the memorandum of understanding with the Darmouth College strenghtens a lot our network of international cooperation. It gives man possibilities for joint projects and activities, especially in the fields of indigenous studies and international Arctic politics,” notes Rector Mauri Ylä-Kotola in his comment.