Higher Education Across the Circumpolar North

A Circle of Learning

  • Douglas C Nord
  • Geoffrey R Weller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Geoffrey R Weller
    Pages 1-6
  3. Esko Riepula
    Pages 7-26
  4. Peter Arbo, Narve Fulsås
    Pages 46-62
  5. Ingi Runar Edvardsson, Thorsteinn Gunnarsson
    Pages 63-76
  6. Per Langgård
    Pages 77-99
  7. Geoffrey R Weller
    Pages 100-121
  8. Victor Vasiliev, Nicolai Toivonen
    Pages 148-163
  9. Shigeo Aramata
    Pages 164-174
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-203

About this book


This is the first book to analyze the role of the new circumpolar universities in northern development. Since 1960, over twenty new universities have been built in the northern regions of Canada, Russia, the United States, the Nordic countries and Japan. This book analyzes and compares the reasons for their establishment, the impact they have had in providing greater access to advanced education, and the effect they have had on economic, social, cultural and political development of these various northern regions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C Nord
    • 1
  • Geoffrey R Weller
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for International EducationWright State UniversityOhioUSA
  2. 2.University of Northern British ColumbiaColumbiaUK

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