Emphasis is placed upon relevant areas of international law, such as environmental law, the law of the sea, natural resources law, the rights of minorities, the rights of indigenous peoples, self-government and good governance, and land and resources claims in the polar regions.
In connection with this program, the University of Akureyri will work closely with the universities in Tórshavn, Nuuk and Rovaniemi. It will also cooperate with the University of the Arctic and with universities in Canada, Alaska and Russia. Plans are also being made for cooperation with the universities in Copenhagen, Lund, Oslo, Tromsø and Aabo. The University of Akureyri will cooperate with the University of Iceland when possible.
More information on the program can be found from the Polar Law Website.
More information on the University of Akureyri can be found here.