Theme: Academic cooperation as a solution for achieving sustainable goals in a rapidly changing Arctic world

The Rectors Meeting will focus on how Arctic institutions and members of UArctic in general can work more closely while also seeking intersectoral connections to address the new challenges we are facing in a rapidly changing world, notably:

  • The role of the Arctic and northern oceans in what is called the “Green Shift”
  • The impact of climate change and the new geopolitical context on Arctic societies and communities: opportunities and challenges from renewed external interest for the Arctic
  • The central Arctic as an ocean not only losing its ice cover, but seen also as a resource
  • How to develop and intensify cooperation both within academia and from an intersectoral point of view in such times of drastic, accelerating change

Please register for the event here. The registration fee is 400 euros. The deadline for registrations is December 21, 2022.

Although the event is primarily for heads of institutions, other representatives from their institutions are also welcome to register for the event. 

Please see the draft program for more information on the theme, meeting schedule, and speakers. Hotel suggestions, the most up-to-date program, and other practicalities are available on the event webpages at