ARC - Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy

UiT The Arctic University of Norway established in 2017 the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). This is an interdisciplinary centre focusing on Arctic challenges and conditions within renewable energy and greenhouse gas management. The centre will combine expertise in mathematics, humanities, informatics, natural and social sciences.

The centre’s main objectives are:

  • interdisciplinary R&D excellence within renewable energy and CO2 management in order to create sustainable societies in the Arctic
  • to create an internationally competitive and outstanding environment that is an attractive R&D partner for the commercial and public sectors
  • to ensure that graduates receive high quality education and expertise within renewable energy and CO2 management that is relevant for the business and public sector in the north

The focus themes of the centre, seen in an Arctic context, are ethical and responsible prosumption of distributed renewable electricity, fuels and thermal energy, and an accountable management of greenhouse gases.


Universitet vil kjøpe Norges andre og tredje elfly

Vil få erfaring med hvordan elfly oppfører seg under arktiske forhold.


ARC is officially inaugurated

The Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC) finally had its official inauguration after being established already in 2017. It was a day to celebrate, but more importantly, to present the different projects ARC is working on to combat climate change.


UiT Project (WindCoE) Wins the ‘Arctic Award 2018’

Winners of the Arctic Awards project competition were announced in Brussels, 9th October 2018 in Scotland House, Brussels. UiT project ‘WindCoE’ funded by Interreg Botnia-Atlantica & Nordland Fylkeskommune won the Arctic Award 2018 in category of ‘Cold Climate Opportunities’. Professor Muhammad Virk of UiT along his team managed this project from the Norwegian side.


ARC team awarded 16 MNOK for interdisciplinary research project: RENEW

UiT the Arctic University of Norway has awarded a new interdisciplinary research project: Transformation to a Renewable & Smart Rural Power System Community (RENEW)



Upcoming Seminars and Events

Smart Arctic Building & Energy, 21.11.2018, 09:00-16:00, UiT Narvik. Program and Information.

Encouraging Youth Dialog on Clean Energy and Climate, informasjonsmøte for studenter om sommerkurs i Arkhangelsk i Russland. 21.11.2018, 12:15-13:00, UiT Tromsø. Informasjon og påmelding.