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Arctic Centre at Umeå University

The Arctic Centre strives to be the connectivity hub for Arctic transdisciplinary research and education activities across Umeå University. We organise a network of 300 associated researchers and graduate students with an Arctic focus.

The Arctic Centre at Umeå university facilitates transdisciplinary responses to present and future demands of research-based knowledge for sustainable development in the Arctic.

To accomplish our vision, Arcum helps to build collaborations across the four faculties, with the other centres and graduate schools at Umeå University, and with our Arctic partner institutions, especially The Arctic Five and the University of the Arctic (UArctic).

For our associated researchers

Apply for funding for Arctic activities

Arctic Centre associates are entitled to seek funding. For 2022, the total sum is SEK 500 000.

In focus

A snowboarder in the Arctic monutains in Abisko, Sweden.
Documentary "Tracks" and discussion with Arctic researchers
Time 12:00 - 13:00
Place Folkets Bio, Väven, Umeå
A minimalist illustration of human silhouettes and Aurora Borealis.
Umeå Arctic Forum 2022 – "Connecting in the Arctic"
Time 12 December at 09:00 until 13 December at 15:00
Place Umeå Folkets Hus

News and features

Five questions to Lena Maria Nilsson about the Nunamed conference

At the turn of the month, Arctic health researchers are gathering in Nuuk, Greenland.

Welcoming ten doctoral students

The Arctic Graduate School is up and running after a kick-off day at the start of the Autumn semester.

Geovisualization of Polar Tourism and Climate Change Research

Human Geographer Cenk Demiroglu has developed a visual "geobibliography" over spatial research.