The online magazine is a publication forum for the experts of the
north and it promotes, for its own part, the open accessibility of the
results of the R&D activities of Lapland UAS. This is also the idea
behind the name of the magazine – Lumen, which is Latin for light.
The magazine is published three times a year and each issue has specific main themes.
theme of the 2/2017 issue was derived from the strategy of Lapland
University of Applied Sciences – Arctic Co-operation and Northern
Cross-border Expertise. The issue is published entirely in English.
The editor-in-chief of the international issue is PhD, Principal Lecturer Esa Jauhola. The visiting columnist is Coordinator Päivi Koivupalo of the North Calotte Cross-border Advice Service.
In this issue, the Top of Europe is described and analyzed from several perspectives.
Editor-in-chief Esa Jauhola writes:
Today, the global interest is in the Arctic because the northernmost
regions are rich in resources. The challenge will be accessing them
sustainably. Therefore, the cross-border cooperation in the High North
is very important, and continues:
- Finland as the Chair of the
Arctic Council in 2017–2019 has a challenging task to take care of this
sustainable development together with the partner countries. Institutes
of higher education (HEI’s) as a circumpolar network play a central role
in keeping the discussion active, as well as in research and education.
Nordic countries have a long-standing tradition of cooperation. Since
the Convention between Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden concerning
the waiver of passport control entered into force 65 years ago, citizens
have not in principle needed to show their passport when crossing a
border. Goods and services began to move freely across the border
between Finland and Sweden when the two countries joined the European
Union in 1995.
The Nordic Council of Ministers partly finances
cross-border advice services along the borders between Finland, Sweden
and Norway. Coordinator Päivi Koivupalo states:
- Last year,
North Calotte Cross-border Advice Service had 4,000 customer contacts.
The number of times we are contacted has risen every year. Especially
questions from entrepreneurs have become more common. However, the
largest number of questions still comes from the citizens of Finland,
Sweden and Norway.
In other articles and reviews, professionals
of various fields enlighten, among other things, international aspects
of higher education, entrepreneurship and leadership, new competences
required in the working life, co-operation in cross-border networks and
the study paths and study counselling for immigrants.
Lumen Journal is available on www.lumenlehti.fi.