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UArctic Congress 2018 Concludes in Finland

September 8, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Today UArctic Congress 2018 concluded in Helsinki featuring addresses by President Tarja Halonen of Finland, and a closing panel looking at the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on gender equality and climate change.

“To make real global impact requires a genuine dialogue between researchers and other stakeholders, and the UArctic Congress 2018 has been a fantastic forum for this,” says University of Helsinki Rector Jari Niemelä.

Hosted by the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki, the UArctic Congress 2018 is the largest event ever organized by the University of the Arctic (UArctic), with over 600 participants from more than 30 countries, a range of high-level keynote plenaries and nearly 50 science sessions with over 250 presenters. Organized every other year in the chair country of the Arctic Council, the UArctic Congress brings together key UArctic meetings and a full science conference into a single event, alongside a variety of side-events, and an engaging social and cultural program.

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