The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland

NordenBladet – The Arctic Centre is an international hub of Arctic information and the centre of excellence that conducts multidisciplinary research in the Arctic region. The Arctic Centre combines Arctic research, Arktikum Science Centre exhibitions and science communications in a way that makes them unique in their field.

The Arctic Centre ( is expert on sustainable development, global change, as well as minority and environmental law. Their research concentrates on the interaction between people and the environment from the viewpoints of the biological and physical sciences, social sciences, anthropology and law. The Arctic Centre is qualified in social and environmental impact assessment in Lapland and the Barents Region. Together with the science communication unit, their research produces information that is highly relevant for local and national authorities, politicians and the general public.

The Arctic Centre is located in the Arktikum House together with the Provincial Museum of Lapland. Nearly 100 000 people visit the Arktikum House yearly, over half of them tourists from abroad. Arktikum Science Centre exhibitions display the results of Arctic research interactively and inform about the changing Arctic.

Sustainable investment possibilities in the Arctic interest responsible operators, as Timo Koivurova, the director of Arctic Centre tells in his interview to

If you are interested in learning more about the Arctic region, you are welcome to visit the exhibitions in Arktikum. You will find the opening hours from the website of Arktikum ( If you are interested in scientific cooperation, you can contact their researchers. You will find the contact information from the Arctic Centre’s website.

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