This intiative, led by UiT The Arctic University of Norway and coordinated by University of Lapland, aims to address the need for a space in which scholars across the north who are studying educational issues in Arctic can meet, share their research, and determine how best to advance the field. The synergy resulting from a gathering focused specifically on education in the Arctic will serve the needs of the communities involved in a focused manner. It will strengthen a wide and growing network of educational researchers in the circumpolar North - within UArctic Thematic Network on Teahcer Education and also outside of it.

The project was officially kicked off with a productive meeting last Tuesday, 12 September 2023. During this meeting, the project objectives were discussed and responsibilities were distributed among the project team members.

Mark your calendars, as the conference is scheduled to take place from September 18 to 20, 2024. This conference will serve as a vital gathering point for educators, researchers, and policymakers interested in Arctic education.

The conference location is Rovaniemi, Finland. Moreover, the event will be organised in collaboration with ERASMUS+ project “Education for Plant Literacy” and Finnish Teacher Education conference, ensuring a diverse and impactful experience for all participants.

Stay tuned for further updates and read more about the project:


Tuija Turunen
Network lead

Sara Ihamäki
Project Manager