The event is organized by UiT Arctic University of Norway, LTU – Luleå University of Technology and UOulu – University of Oulu.
Please notice that registration for the Arctic Frontiers conference is required for participating this side-event.
Venue: Clarion Hotel the Edge, Tromsø
Time: Wednesday 29 January 2020, from 13.00 to 14.30
The Academic North-project promotes academic cross-border work-related mobility in socially sustainable and knowledge-based way in northern Finland, Sweden and Norway. The aim of the project is to further the employment of university graduates for the Nordic labor market and to support the remigration of academically educated people to the region. The removal of the highly skilled workforce from the northern area weakens future prospects for development and wellbeing in Arctic North.
The project staff presents findings of what are the benefits and advantages in cross-border mobility and the potential gendered features in them. In addition, the question of what makes people move and come back for Northern areas is crucial. Therefore, our panel discussion will be about attracting people to move to North. This side event aims to further the interaction and networking between the academic workforce, university graduates as well as the area labor markets and companies.
13:00 WELCOMING WORDS
Helena Louhela, UOulu, Coordinator in Academic North-project
13:10 OPENING – CROSS-BORDER MOBILITY THROUGH RESEARCH
Academic North-project staff: Helena Louhela, UOulu and PhD Saila Piippola, LTU
13:35 ATTRACTING PEOPLE TO NORTH - Panel Discussion
Academic North-project staff as chair: PhD Saila Piippola, LTU and Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, UiT
14:20 CLOSING WORDS
Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, UiT, Academic North-project