High North Dialogue Master Course: International Governance and Business in the High North

Multidisciplinary perspectives on governance and business in the High North, challenges and opportunities of exploration and utilization of the resources, social, economic and political agenda in the Arctic, as well as on an international dialogue between interested parties concerned with High North.

The course focuses on developing knowledge about opportunities for value creation in the High North, as well as on an international dialogue between interested parties concerned with High North. Rapid climate change, business development, and international cooperation in the High North mean that more knowledge is needed. Also, the High North is a region where new opportunities to exploit natural resources, new trade routes and increasing human activities may have major consequences for the environment and society, and there is a great responsibility to ensure sustainable management of region’s business and societal development. Different debates include discovery, access and use of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic, possibilities for new maritime routes, cross-border cooperation, fisheries, opportunities for Arctic tourism development, as well as the support of indigenous communities and human resources in High North.

The scenario workshop is an important part of the course. During the scenario workshop, students will learn about different methodologies for scenario building and use one of them to produce scenarios on a predefined topic, working in multidisciplinary groups. In advance, students will be given a specific scenario topic developed by relevant stakeholders in the Arctic and relevant for the High North Dialogue conference.

As the part of education activities, Master students will take part in the High North Dialogue Conference organized by High North Center at Business School. The focus of the conference is dialogue: the dialogue between young people and the Arctic regions’ representatives from industry – ranging from maritime to land- based industry, authorities and academics to share information and discuss the best practices to tackle challenges in the region. For an updated version of the conference program, please visit www.highnorthdialogue.no.

Costs: The graduate course fee, the conference fee, and meals during the events will be covered by Nord University Business School. Students will have to cover visa and travel costs themselves. Organizers can offer accommodation in a student hostel during March 15 – 21, 2020 in rooms for to-three people, to a limited number of students. This will be distributed to the first students who apply and send enrollment documents before December 1, 2019. Please note that places are limited, so early application is advised.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instruction
InstitutionNord University
Begin date16.03.2020
End date20.03.2020
Registration deadline01.12.2019
ECTS credits7.5
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyPolitical science and civicsManagement and administration
Teaching placeBodø, Norway
Tagsbusinesshigh northmanagementgovernanceindustry
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