Celebrating Erasmus in the Arctic

Organized by Rannís – Icelandic Centre for Research National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in Iceland 11. September 2017

The EUs Erasmus+ programme has supported thousands of students and staff in the Arctic region. As this largest mobility programme in the world celebrates a 30th anniversary it is important to discuss what its contributions to developments in the Arctic have been and what can be expected from the programme in the future.

Saturday, October 14, 20:00 - 21:00

The session will offer an overview of organised mobility in the Arctic region and an analysis of mobility flows at university level to and from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland in particular. Interested stakeholders will then discuss future expectations. Past Erasmus grant holders are particularly encouraged to attend as well as those how are curious about how they could benefit from the programme that is now open to participation from non-European Union Arctic countries.

Appropriate light refreshments will be served to mark this festive occasion.


  • Ágúst Hjörtur Ingþórsson, Head of Division at Rannís and director of Erasmus+ National Agency in Iceland: Erasmus in the Arctic – a look at organized mobility of students and academics in the Nordic countries
  • Rachael Lorna Johnstone, Professor, University of Akureyri: The Erasmus+ experience – personal reflections on the potential impact of Erasmus in the Arctic
  • Mana Tugend, Polar Law student at University of Akureyri and former Erasmus+ exchange student in Norway: The Erasmus+ experience


Pål Markusson (TBC), Vice President Mobility, The University of the Arctic