The Evolution of Higher Education Collaboration in the Arctic Through Networking

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Abstract

Academic collaboration across the Arctic region—the eight nations bordering the Arctic Circle (United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland)—was extremely difficult and restricted during the Cold War years, despite efforts like the establishment of UNESCO and, indeed, the International Association of Universities. Issues and problems, however, do not respect national boundaries: for example, the emergence of massive environmental problems across borders in the region became quite clear during the 1980s. The iron curtain was successful in restricting the movement of people and ideas, but not pollutants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Promise of Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of 70 Years of IAU
EditorsHilligje van’t Land, Andreas Corcoran, Diana-Camelia Iancu
PublisherSpringer
Pages127-130
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-67245-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-67244-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • International political science

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