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Seeking candidates to complete a Master’s degree online with specialized research topics

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The Master’s program in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous areas (GENI) is recruiting students interested in conducting research into four specialized research areas:

Duodji governance
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámi Council to assist with their project on the Duodji Mark.
  • Write a thesis on the development, usage, and impact of the Duodji Mark, potentially comparing with Indigenous handicraft governance elsewhere in the world.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi recommended
  • Knowledge of law or duodji an asset
The business of reindeer herding in Sápmi
  • Complete an applied research project designing a siida business plan.
  • Write a thesis examining Sámi business ethics, or exploring methods to increase market price.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi recommended
  • Experience with reindeer herding an asset
Small businesses in Sápmi
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámediggi, investigating the effectiveness of “enkeltpersonforetak” businesses in Norwegian Sápmi.
  • Write a thesis on the potential and challenges for the socially sustainable commercialization of Sámi culture by small entrepreneurs.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi required
Sámi tourism
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámediggi, investigating the variety of Sámi-led tourism businesses.
  • Write a thesis investigating the common values of the Sámi tourism industry.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi required

The GENI program is recruiting all qualified students, especially those interested in conducting research into the topics listed above. The program is designed to welcome students already working in Sápmi, as all courses are offered online, and the program can be completed part-time over 4 years (or full-time over 2 years).

Please see the program description and frequently asked questions for more details including general admission requirements. If you are interested in one of the research topics above, please be sure to mention it in your letter of intent as part of your application package.

Application deadline: 15 March 2019
Program start: August 2019




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