Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 8 April 2020)

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Collaboration is at the heart of Várdduo´s agenda, both in order to pave way for anchored research, and to ensure our research activities are of relevance and reaches out to communities, organisations and institutions operating in Sápmi.

Várdduo has recent and ongoing collaboration with different partners, such as the Sami Parliament and the Sami Education Centre in Jokkmokk, with the Swedish Forest Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, and the Swedish Health Institute. We strive to arrange open seminars and other joint activities, linking civic society and institutions with the academy, to the extent possible.

In an academic sense, many of our researchers are involved in international collaborations and transdisciplinary, transnational research projects. As part of Várdduo´s collaborative efforts, we encourage scientific studies of relevance to Sápmi. As an active measure in such regard, we annually distribute Várdduo´s Scientific Award and Várdduo´s Student Stipend together with Sametinget.

Are you a student, researcher or potential partner and want to get in touch with us? Please contact our Director Krister Stoor, or Deputy Director Lena Maria Nilsson.

For basic information about Sápmi, Sami history, culture, community and politics, please visit:

We do not assist students or researchers in need of Sami project partners or respondents.

Research coordinator

Lena Maria Nilsson
Project coordinator, other position, research coordinator