What is UArctic?

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a network concerned with education and research in and about the North.

UArctic builds and strengthens collective resources and infrastructures that enable member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions.

Who are our members?

UArctic’s members are universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations from Arctic and Non-Arctic countries with an interest in and commitment to higher education and research in the Circumpolar North.

Our members are the heart of the network, as their contributions are the basis for success of all our activities.

Thematic Networks

The Thematic Networks foster issues-based cooperation within networks that are focused but flexible enough to respond quickly to topical Arctic issues.

They form a natural framework for development of UArctic education and research providing and optimal structure for increasing the knowledge generation and sharing across the North.

How to become a member?

  1. Review UArctic’s Membership Guidelines

  2. Request an application form

  3. Collect information for the application

  4. Fill in the form

  5. Submit a letter of intent

  6. Wait for confirmation

Member Benefits

Click here to learn more information about Member Benefits.

Rules & Guidelines

  • Participation, Representation and Role
  • Membership Eligibility Criteria
  • Membership Obligations
  • Resignation and Removal of Membership


Our annual membership fee is calculated based on a member’s annual operating budget and ranges from 750 to 4000 EUR.