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Joint Higher Education on Northern Tourism

This project explores the development of joint higher education on northern tourism. In order to address the need for education based on multidisciplinary research on the challenges facing the Arctic region, this project includes leading tourism scholars from Arctic areas, supported as the Thematic Network on Northern Tourism in the context of the University of the Arctic.

The project consists, first, of close collaboration between The Arctic University of Norway and Cape Breton University in Canada – together with other networking partner universities in the Arctic – to address the practicalities related to establishing a joint higher education on northern tourism, such as admissions, recognition of degrees, rights and obligations, and assessment criteria. Second, two on-line courses, a field course, and collaborative thesis supervision model will be piloted during the project. Third, an initiative Joint Master’s Degree on Northern Tourism programme will be revised and made ready to be launched in autumn 2018. In addition, links to private and public sector are to be built in the educational activities. 


Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Trine Kvidal-Røvik

Main partner institutions

UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Cape Breton University

Partner institutions

University of Iceland

University of Lapland

University of Oulu

University of Umeå

Vancouver Island University