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TODOS (Tromsø Doctoral Students) is an interest organization that works to improve the general welfare of PhD students registered at UiT. TODOS tries to do this by adopting a double-folded perspective on the PhD students’ activity at UiT: their academic working environment and their social life.


ARCTOS is a pan-arctic network centered in Tromsø, Norway. We build bridges between senior and young scientists, national and international research, science and industry, science and culture, and add momentum to polar marine ecological research.


National graduate school in structural biology – BioStruct, is supported by The Norwegian Research Council and was established to provide expertice and tools for the research education within structural biology in Norway.


To develop a distinct Northern Norwegian competence cluster in waste handling in the Arctic oil industry and shipping. Through research and education, the project will build new knowledge on how to handle waste from this industry in a more proper manner in the high north region and cold environment.


Akvaplan-niva provides consultancy, research and laboratory services to companies, authorities, NGO’s and other customer worldwide. Services include environmental monitoring surveys, impact and risk assessments, arctic environmental research, aquaculture design and management consultancy, R&D on new aquaculture species, and a number of accredited environmental and technical inspections.


APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators and others with interests in Polar Regions and the wider cryosphere. Our aims are to stimulate interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and develop effective future leaders in polar research, education and outreach. We seek to achieve these aims by:

Facilitating international and interdisciplinary networking to share ideas and experiences and to develop new research directions and collaborations;

Providing opportunities for professional career development; and

Promoting education and outreach as an integral component of polar research and to stimulate future generations of polar researchers.

Fram Centre

High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (Fram Centre) contributes to maintaining Norway’s prominent status in the management of environment and natural resources in the North.


A new communication culture fueled by the internet and audio-visual media challenges scientists to interact with their audiences in new and innovative ways. Scientific education, though, sets little focus on training communication skills and media literacy among students and scientific staff.ReCO aims to fill this gap.

Tromsø High North Cluster (THiNC)

Tromsø is a centre of excellence in Northern related research, education and economic development. Tromsø High North Cluster is working to strengthen the position of knowledge Tromsø and northern capital, nationally and internationally.


University of the Arctic programs strive to provide northern residents with a unique and diverse education that will open opportunities for growth, research and sustainable practices in the North. Our graduates are familiar with various regions of the Arctic and will have an in-depth understanding of the problems and concerns facing the indigenous groups of those regions. By the end of the program the students will have determined what tools are needed to sustainably maintain or develop the Arctic while protecting the environment and peoples, as well as, acquire the skills and the knowledge to actively participate in Arctic issues.

Young Scientist Forum

The Young Scientist Forum (YSF) is an inter-disciplinary, international arena for early career researchers working on issues related to the Arctic. Initiated in 2007 by the ARCTOS Research Network, YSF is an integrated part of the annual Arctic Frontiers program aimed at facilitating networking and interdisciplinary discussions on how to achieve sustainable development in the High North.

Young Scientist Forum offers several opportunities for training and events to enhance the career development of young professionals with interest in Arctic issues. Training focuses on communication and outreach, project management and intercultural exchange.