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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.
SHIGEO ARAMATA President of Kushiro Public University of Economics, Japan
PETER ARBO Assistant Professor, Department of Planning and Community Studies, University of Tromso, Norway
INGO RUNAR EDVARDSSON Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Akureyri, Iceland
NARVE FULSAS Professor of History, University of Tromso
THORSTEINN GUNNARSSON Rector, University of Akureyri, Iceland
DIDDY M. HITCHINS Professor of Political Science and Director of Canadian Studis Program, University of Alaska
PER LANGGARD Prorector, University of Greenland
KJELL LUNDMARK Professor of Political Science, University of Umea, Sweden
ESKO RIEPULA Rector, University of Lapland, Finland
NICOLAI TOIVONEN Vice-Rector, Petrozavodsk State University, Republic of Karelia, Russia
VICTOR VASILIEV Rector, Petrozavodsk State University, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Release date NZ
May 17th, 2002
Edited by D. Nord
Edited by G. Weller
Country of Publication
X, 203 p.
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