University of the Arctic: the First Year. Report to the Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic Council. Oulu, Finland, May 16, 2002.

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"The University of the Arctic was officially launched in Rovaniemi, Finland, in conjunction with the first Senior Arctic Officials of the Arctic Council meeting under Finland’s chairmanship and the 10th anniversary of the Rovaniemi process on June 12, 2001. Over 200 people celebrated the Launch of the new University. The guest speakers included Maija Rask, Finland’s Minister of Education, who invited all the Arctic governments to work hard at finding collaborative ways to fund the University of the Arctic and its program, and Professor Asgeir Brekke from the University of Tromsø in Norway , the Chair of the Council of the University of the Arctic since the inception of the idea, who symbolically passed on the Council’s gavel to Sally Adams Webber, President of Yukon College in Canada." /.../