Arctic Academy Programme (ARKTIKO) 2014-2020

The Arctic region is undergoing a major climate, environmental, geopolitical, economic and sociocultural transformation. The Academy of Finland's Arctic Academy Programme (ARKTIKO, 2014–2020) aimed to study and understand the change factors affecting the development of the Arctic region, the transformation process, and the dynamics of change. The programme contributed to strengthening the position of Finnish Arctic research at the top of international rankings, and promoted the identification of novel research paths and, consequently, new solutions.

One of the main objectives of the programme was to to disseminate new research knowledge to support decision-makers and stakeholders and for public discussion.

The programme was aimed at strengthening collaboration between national actors in the field. At the same time, it also offered good opportunities for international research cooperation.

ARKTIKO consisted of 20 extensive international research projects and two international joint projects.

More information

  • Mikko Ylikangas, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 143
  • Sanna Hytönen, Coordinator, tel. +358 295 335 032

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