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About the Arctic Research Centre

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.