Since the establishment in 2012, more than 320 researchers at Umeå University have joined as affiliated researchers to the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University, Arcum.
Arcum offers a research environment where collaboration within project management, publications, supervision, international networks, seminars and strategic planning. With a substantial number of affiliated researchers at Umeå University the centre assembles a strong research environment with national proficiency in extensive research areas and has strategically developed a concept which provides a multi-disciplinary response to present and future demands of research-based knowledge for a sustainable development in the north.
The research conducted within Arcum has high relevance to the society and meets the increased demand for research-based knowledge. Cooperation is also of great importance. The center offers excellent opportunities for subject disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborations. Arcum has a primary strength in its access to successful researchers, while new disciplines and young researchers continuously connect to the Centre. The researchers bring new perspectives on the northern and indigenous -related issues and sharpens the human dimension through cultural studies, health, environment, climate, legal and socio - economic research.