What NU can learn from Finland’s ULapland

November 22, 2017

A Finnish university located at roughly the same latitude as Iqaluit might hold some important lessons for how to develop a successful arctic university in Canada, reports Nunatsiaq Online. Boasting 5,000 students and 600 staff, the University of Lapland supports its operations by selling itself abroad and offering students an “Arctic adventure” that includes ice fishing, winter cycling, skiing and “Arctic way of life,” in addition to an English-friendly atmosphere. The university also recently entered a cooperation agreement with four other arctic European universities, a strategy that Nunatsiaq Online notes that Nunavut plans to adopt while working toward an NU-based university. Nunatsiaq Online