Participants at the Kick off meeting in Helsinki. Photo by Tarmo Virtanen
Participants at the Kick off meeting in Helsinki March 27–28. Photo by Tarmo Virtanen


Report from the Arctic Avenue annual meeting 2022


Arctic Avenue is a spearhead research project between the University of Helsinki and Stockholm University. To boost already existing excellent cooperation, the two universities decided to join forces trough Arctic Avenue during 2019–2022 (with extension to use funds into 2023 due to delays caused by the pandemic).

Arctic Avenue is led by Associate Professor Nina Kirchner at Stockholm University and Professor Atte Korhola at the University of Helsinki. The project is funded with a total of €600.000, split evenly between the two universities.

By joining forces, we are able to create an attractive hub for Arctic research with cutting-edge research that connects different disciplines and units at both universities. Both universities have excellent research infrastructure, including Arctic research stations.

Arctic Avenue supports our expertise to reach the absolute top international level. Trough Arctic Avenue we get a more comprehensive understanding of the factors and processes that are involved in a changing Arctic. This enables us to draft forecasts for the future as well. Our collaboration also recognizes that each partner contributes with different strengths and expertise. Combining them in a complementary way is central to achieving a better understanding of the changing Arctic. It also creates a thriving scientific environment in which young researchers can grow and be supported by Arctic Avenue.

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Tarfala lake. Photo: Annika Granebeck
Tarfala lake. Photo: Annika Granebeck