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Várdduo - Centre for Sámi Research

Várdduo - Centre for Sámi Research is a unit at Umeå University, engaged in coordinating and initiating new Sámi and Indigenous research.


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Collaboration is key at Várdduo

About Várdduo

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The centre facilitates a transdisciplinary environment for researchers and doctoral students involved in Sámi related issues, to meet, share knowledge, and develop further research initiatives, and activities of relevance within the field. In addition (and relation) to research, collaboration is at the core of Várdduo´s agenda. Collaborative efforts involve not only the local, national and international research´ community, but also extend to actors, organisations and institutions of particular relevance to Sámi and Indigenous societies.


Surge of interest for the effects of the pandemic on the European Arctic
Published: 10 May, 2022

Almost fifty visitors and a professional broadcast of seminar on COVID-19 in the European Arctic.

Programme series from Umeå university on Arctic food at UR
Published: 15 Feb, 2022

Ur Play has several episodes with participants from Umeå University in the series Sami and Arctic Gastronomy

Diplomacy needed for responsible development in the Arctic
Published: 20 Oct, 2021

Three of Arcum's affiliated researchers are co-authors of a recently published article

Urban Arctic
Published: 26 Aug, 2021

Arctic Five arranged the summer school Urban Arctic for Arctic PhD students


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