The new MoU renews the existing collaboration and also facilitates more exchange. According to UiT researchers, this could provide new opportunities in terms of research on security policies and indigenous studies.

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is a partner university with UiT. In October, a delegation from UiT visited Anchorage to learn more about what opportunities there are for expanding international cooperation.

Renewed agreement:

Every year student exchange takes place between UiT and UAA through the North2North program. It is organized by UArctic university members, in Canada, the USA, and Nordic countries.

From 2011 to 2022, 38 scholarly articles were published where researchers from UiT and UAA are co-authors. University staff can receive mobility funds from UArctic for short visits to partner universities in Alaska. It is also possible to apply for support for research projects, which have a two-year duration. Right now, UiT and UAA are collaborating on research in social work, geopolitics, indigenous self-governance, and governance in the Arctic region.

UiT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UAA in 2015. A new MoU agreement, which renews the existing collaboration and facilitates more exchange, was signed in October by UiT's rector Dag Rune Olsen and Chancellor at UAA, Sean Parnell.

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