UArctic Thematic Networks
UArctic's Thematic Networks foster issues-based cooperation within networks comprised of experts in topical issues specific to northern regions. They form a framework for development of UArctic education and research and serve to facilitate knowledge transfer, sharing of resources and facilities, collaborative curricula development and joint education programs between members.
Thematic Network in Arctic Engineering
The goals of the Thematic Network in Arctic Engineering are to improve the quality of life in the north by focusing on the development of sustainable technologies that will allow for natural resource development while preserving the environment. There is also a focus on researching climate change adaption strategies for northern regions. The University of Alaska Anchorage is the lead member of UArctic's Thematic Network in Arctic Engineering. Other partners include: Lapland University of Applied Sciences (Finland, co-lead), Centre of Arctic Technology (ARTEK) Technical University of Denmark, and Lulea University of Technology (Sweden).
UAA's lead faculty member for this network is Dr. Hannele Zubeck
Learn more about UArctic's Thematic Network in Arctic Engineering here.
Thematic Network for Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design
The overall goal of UArctic's Thematic Network for Arctic Sustainable Arts & Design is to improve the art, design and visual culture education amongst its member institutions. It accomplishes this by promoting collaboration between the members for the purposes of identifying and sharing contemporary and innovative practices in the teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange in the area of the arts. Both UAA and UAF are active members of this network.
Winter Design Project Extends Thanks to All Contributors
Thematic Network for Health and Well-Being in the Arctic
The UArctic Thematic Network for Health and Well-Being in the Arctic works to promote research projects concerning the health of northern peoples for the purpose of improving the sustainable development of health and well-being in circumpolar regions. UAA is currently working jointly with other members of this network to develop UArctic's first complete PhD program, which will result in a doctoral degree in Arctic Health and Well-Being.