Registration for the Rectors' Forum is now extended until June 30, 2010!

The Rectors' Forum 2010

In the on-going process of adaptation to climate change, postsecondary education will be a key factor for being prepared. All educational institutions in the Circumpolar North therefore share the responsibility to help raise adaptability and awareness of the related issues in their communities.

UAF_currentThis year's Rectors' Forum will give the leaders of UArctic's Higher Education Institution members the chance to address various topics dealing with that main theme in different working sessions. They will deal with subjects such as Natural Resources, Tourism and Cultural/Indigenous Concerns.

Various cultural activities and excursions to explore the Alaska environment have furthermore been planned.

More information on the program and registration for the forum is available on the UArctic website For further information, please contact the UArctic International Secretariat at

What is the Rector's Forum?
Alaska Mountains with Forest
The Rectors’ Forum is intended for the leaders of UArctic’s Higher Education Institution members. It brings together college Presidents, Rectors, Provosts, Chancellors and Vice-Presidents in order to discuss specific themes. The Forum is reserved for institutional leadership and is not intended as an institutional representative forum; the Council of UArctic serves that function.

So far, the Rectors' Forum has been held three times, each time with a different main focus. Host institutions have been the Dartmouth College in Hanover, US, the University of Lapland, Finland, and the Yugra State University in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.