UAA's Participation in the University of the Arctic

University of Alaska Anchorage's participation in the University of the Arctic is part of the larger International/Intercultural initiative and contributes directly to the goals of the UAA International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes.


University of the Arctic

UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the North. UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach we enhance human capacity in the North, promote viable communities and sustainable economies, and forge global partnerships.

From the official webpage About UArctic

Read the official University of the Arctic Charter


UAA's Role in the University of the Arctic

UAA explored the idea of membership in UArctic for several years, and, in 2008, under the leadership of then Vice Provost Douglas Causey, UAA became an official member of the organization. 

Some of UAA's activities in UArctic include:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student exchanges, post-doctoral fellows
  • Teaching and Research networking and partnerships
  • Involvement in Thematic Networks
    • Arctic Engineering
    • Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design
    • Health and Well-Being in the Arctic
  • UAA programs and courses listed in UArctic Studies Catalog
  • Participation in annual meetings comprising all collaborating institutions
  • Professional Service on Honors and Graduate-level dissertation committees, and multi-institutional working groups on international issues