STRATEGIC CHOICES (strengths)
The Lapland University Consortium (LUC) focuses on research on arctic and northern change and knowledge of the Arctic environment. The following three strategic choices guide and inform the consortium’s work:
Global arctic responsibility
We are working together to identify and govern change in all its complexities: social, cultural, ecological, industrial, and technological. Moreover, we do research on indigenous peoples such as the Sámi, and develop solutions to achieve sustainable development.
Our objective is to identify, predict and govern the ecological, societal and economic impact of arctic tourism and to develop solutions that promote sustainability.
Future services and managing distances
We strive to identify future service needs and to design and develop service solutions in response to the requirements regarding reachability, equity in education, and well-being in sparsely populated areas.
National and international networks
Our national and international networks enable and ensure impact of our strategic choices and the successful implementation of the LUC vision.
Well-being and a strong sense of community
The LUC has a programme promoting well-being and a sense of community, aiming to support the everyday well-being of students and staff and to encourage interaction, dialogue and an open operational culture.
Our education development programme responds to national development needs (expanding degree education, digital service environments, continuous learning and internationalisation) and promotes teaching and learning cooperation across the Lapland University Consortium.
4. Shifting competence and structural development
The strategy is implemented through ongoing development of the Lapland University Consortium with a particular focus on leadership and management, human resources, and new digital solutions.