UArctic members, both new and old, were well represented at EUPRIO 2011, with many engaging discussion with the representatives from the University of Helsinki, University of Oulu, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Stockholm University, the University of Bergen, Aalborg University, and Aarhus University.

The information presented in the conference's workshops and master classes provided plenty of potential ideas to improve UArctic's internal and external communications, including improvements to the UArctic Catalogue, Survey, and News. A keynote lecture from Frans Van Vught, President of European Center for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU) highlighted the U-Map and U-Multirank transparency tools, which can be directly applied to UArctic's Member Profile pages.

The discussions with the network communications staff from UArctic institutions is currently strengthening, following the communications workshop organized in conjunction with the Council meeting in Rovaniemi in June 2011. A second workshop is being planned for Arctic Frontiers in Tromso, Norway in January 2012. If you are a communications or public relations officer from a UArctic member, contact Scott Forrest or watch UArctic News for more information soon.