The Arctic is a large and complex region with challenges that are different from many other parts of the world. Abundant natural resources (wind, hydro, solar and forest) but cold climate, remote area, limited infrastructure and sparse population involve many challenges, but also several potentials.

The Arctic Five universities target possibilities and barriers for sustainable renewable energy use and transitions towards solutions that allow for both reduced climate change and a strengthened circular economy in the Arctic region. Our research area includes efficient systems for energy production from renewable resources, energy storage and distribution, societal demands and challenges towards a sustainable society.

Arctic Five offers an annual PhD course; Arctic Universities' joint cross-disciplinary PhD Winter School - Energy Transition in the North, to PhD students interested in energy issues, including technological, political and social aspects of energy transition in the Northernmost areas of Finland, Sweden and Norway. The course covers the most relevant topics of Arctic Five´s Renewable energy and environment area, ranging from technical aspects (energy technology, biotechnology, chemistry, etc.) to societal and legal aspects as well as environmental and resource economy.



Ulrika Rova , Luleå University of Technology,
Jukka Similä, University of Lapland ,
Eva Pongracz , University of Oulu,
Øyvind Stokke, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway ,
Lars Lövgren, Umeå University,


Professor Ulrika Rova

Biochemical Process Engineering

Luleå University of Technology

Luleå, Sweden

+46 (0)920 492196