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Responsible Arctic University Community

The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) is a leader in the area of arctic research and competence. The LUC is a community formed by two universities with a particular focus on global arctic responsibility, sustainable tourism, future services, and governing distances.

Our mission is to produce new knowledge and competence from the arctic perspective so that life in the Arctic can continue to thrive in the future: we strive to ensure prosperity and well-being in this area as both individuals and communities are encouraged to take responsibility, and our global networks focused on arctic issues are harnessed to benefit our strategic aims.

The Lapland University community operates in an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable manner in constant dialogue with our stakeholders and partners. We offer our students an inspiring learning environment characterized by digital solutions, connections to working life and the economy, and participation in research and education networks.


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Strategic choices (strengths)

The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) focuses on research on arctic and northern change and knowledge of the Arctic environment. The following three strategic choices guide and inform the consortium’s work:

Strategy enablers

National and international networks

Our national and international networks enable and ensure impact of our strategic choices and the successful implementation of the LUC vision.

Well-being and a strong sense of community

The LUC has a programme promoting well-being and a sense of community, aiming to support the everyday well-being of students and staff and to encourage interaction, dialogue and an open operational culture.

Developing education

Our education development programme responds to national development needs (expanding degree education, digital service environments, continuous learning and internationalisation) and promotes teaching and learning cooperation across the Lapland University Consortium.

Shifting competence and structural development

The strategy is implemented through ongoing development of the Lapland University Consortium with a particular focus on leadership and management, human resources, and new digital solutions.