The IPY EALÁT consortium has established a unique institutional data and knowledge sharing network in the circumpolar North. It will be maintained for the future cooperation between peoples and states beyond the IPY era. In implementing these efforts, the Association of World Reindeer Herders, the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the Sámi University College have established a UArctic EALÁT Institute University of the Arctic Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry (UArctic EALÁT Institute) as a legacy of the International Polar Year 2007–2008.
The Institute shall be a tool for recruiting indigenous youth to scientific work, by continuing the work of IPY EALÁT by focusing on building competence locally in indigenous peoples societies. The Institute was officially opened in 2011 – view the photo galleries of this large international event . The first academic offering by the Institute was the online course Adaptation to Globalisation in the Arctic: The Case of Reindeer Husbandry.