The Arctic University of Norway (UIT)

UiT- the Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university in the world. Its location on the edge of the Arctic implies a mission for researching issues of high relevance to nature and people living in the north. UiT have eight Faculties including 17697 students and 3776 employees. The responsibility for AA-Agora lies with the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (BFE), which has worked interdisciplinary over a long time covering topics such as marine biodiversity, ecosystem-based management, climate resilience, sustainable and circular solutions, equity and governance. UiT is also part of the FRAM – High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (Fram Centre) which includes 20 environmental research institutes.
The Arctic Sustainability Lab is an interdisciplinary research group that is specialized in combining citizen engagement with adaptive, ecosystem-based applications and sustainable transformation. In A-AAGORA, the lab will coordinate the Norwegian demonstrator and co-lead WP6. UiT is responsible for mutual learning across cases using the theory of change and design thinking, and for coordinating the development of the lighthouse for restoring and protecting ecosystems and for building climate resilience.