University of Lapland
Located in the city of Rovaniemi, on the Arctic Circle, the University of Lapland is an international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research.
As a research-based higher education institution, our teaching and research facilities offer students and scholars the opportunity to pursue academic excellence, at all levels – all the way up to PhD studies – in the fields of arctic issues, tourism, art and design, law, education, and the social sciences. Our state of the art research facility, the Arctic Centre, conducts internationally recognized, cutting-edge research on the interactions between people and the environment in the Arctic.
At University of Lapland students can explore their future in the fields of Education, Law, Art & Design and Social Sciences, or immerse themselves in studies about or the Arctic. We pride ourselves with current non-degree programmes open to all international students: Arctic Studies Programme, Gender Studies, Media Education, Intercultural Communication Programme, Global Education and China: Global and Arctic Trajectories. University of Lapland also offers international master´s degree programmes in art & design, media education and tourism.
At the heart of our university’s research profile lies Arctic and northern change. The effects of the global economic and political changes and global warming are particularly severe here. We produce scientific knowledge on northern societies and environment and their interaction with each other. Three of our multidisciplinary doctoral programmes comply with our strategic emphases:
• Culture-based service design
• Northern cultures and natural resource politics
• Communities and changing work
City of Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi is a city in Finland. It is located in arctic circle. Rovaniemi has magical nature and natural phenomenans, it is a modern city with lappish culture still living strongly. City life and multiple opportunities for different activities makes Santa Claus’s hometown a unique place to live.