Professor of Northern Studies
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Urban Wråkberg is professor of Northern Studies – a multidisciplinary and circum-polar research field. He conducts research on social, political and scientific issues of the north, with a focus on the Euroarctic and the borderlands of the Barents Region. He has published in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Russian on the geo-economic drivers of science in the polar regions, on the history and ideology of polar exploration and on the nexus between scientific and indigenous knowledge-formation in the north. He analyses theories and practices of sustainability in northern industrial development.
Urban Wråkberg teaches on-line courses in the three year Bachelor of Northern Studies Programme and in the single course package in Northern Studies. He serves as supervisor of master students at the Department of Tourism and Northern Studies.