Category: 3/2021

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Arctic networking to make the green shift happen in Lapland

Local actors are key players in creating and implementing green growth and green innovations. The Green growth activities require a strong territorial approach that is supported and boosted by best practices from other regions. The GRUDE project focuses on arctic bioenergy, blue economy and sustainable societies.

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International Project Management competence as a bridge to success

This article aims to look at how can global education is a part of teaching at Lapland UAS and how can its results be seen. It provides a case study of former International Project Management specialization study programme and current training within KATOS project aiming to increase EU funded project competence among relevant regional stakeholders.

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Developing cooperative entrepreneurship in international cooperation – An example of an international project case and its results

A shared coaching model and cooperatives boost entrepreneurship and reduce youth unemployment in the EU. In Lapland, the current availability of cooperative studies is low. Lapland UAS participated in the recently ended Cooperative Campus development project funded by Horizon Europe.

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Internationalisation through joint collaboration

Knowledge sharing and acquisition forms the foundation for international collaboration during which knowhow is exchanged and new perspectives are gained. Lapland UAS has an established network of international partners and has been involved in various international activities to enhance its global reach and address the strategic issues concerning internationalisation.

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Developing cooperation between Lappish companies and international students while supporting the employment opportunities of international talents

Entrepreneurs and organisations can collaborate with International Business students in various ways. For example, they can provide students with thesis ideas and topics, offer practical training positions, and participate in different sorts of events and even lectures.

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Internationalisation from within – International students strengthen the intercultural competence in local businesses

Tourism companies in Lapland are in many ways trailblazers for internationalisation, when it comes to marketing, serving customers and managing human resources internationally. In this article, we demonstrate how international students can concretely enrich the intercultural competence in local businesses.

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Laplanders must commercialise their Lapland themselves

The contact between tourists and products from Lapland ceases with the end of the trip and it is almost impossible to buy authentic Lappish goods from outside the region. An authentic, durable, and high-quality product made in Lapland has potential to be successfully marketed if it is available through modern sales channels.