Health, welfare and quality of life

Attractive communities in the north depend on the best schools, health services and other services that promote people's quality of life. UiT will develop cutting-edge knowledge on:

  • Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups
  • Childhood and learning
  • Techological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society
  • Sami language, culture and quality of life
  • Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business


Research groups within this key area:

Melbye, Hasse
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Trovik, Tordis A
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Åsbakk, Kjetil
Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Trovik, Tordis A
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Eisemann, Martin
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Conventional and renewable energy production, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Digital competence in education, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Sigurdsen, Randi
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Parks, Justin
Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Ytrehus, Kirsti
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Childhood and learning, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Myrmel, Truls
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Småbrekke, Lars
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Sager, Georg
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Jorde, Rolf
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Jorde, Rolf
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Fremstedal, Roe
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Sager, Georg
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Welde, Boye
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Pettersen, Gunn
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Adolfsen, Frode
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Saus, Merete
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life

Weum, Sven
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, -- Health, welfare and quality of life --, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Digital competence in education, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Florholmen, Jon
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Florholmen, Jon
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Revhaug, Arthur
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Revhaug, Arthur
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Ørbo, Anne
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Ørbo, Anne
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Norbye, Bente
Digital competence in education, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Friborg, Oddgeir
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning

Olsen, Jan Abel
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Berge, Gerd
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Johansen, Dag
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Myrmel, Truls
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Ytrehus, Kirsti
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Småbrekke, Lars
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Svartdal, Frode
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Acharya, Ganesh
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Clancy, Anne
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Bjørnå, Hilde
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Indigenous peoples’ competence, the challenges indigenous peoples face due to climate change, and how traditional knowledge can contribute to Development, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Stensvåg, Klara
Conventional and renewable energy production, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Lian, Olaug S.
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Weum, Sven
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, -- Health, welfare and quality of life --, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Johansen, Terje
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Sylte, Ingebrigt
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Sylte, Ingebrigt
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Johansen, Terje
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Jensen, Einar
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology

Brun, Vegard
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning

Nilssen, Øivind
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Brun, Vegard
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Nilssen, Øivind
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Andersen, Anders
Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Meknas, Khaled
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Flægstad, Trond
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Anfinsen, Roar
Childhood and learning

Flægstad, Trond
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Nylund, Anna
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Kane, Aina Aune
Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Haug, Veronica
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Nylund, Anna
Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North

Sørlie, Tore
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Høye, Anne
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Mehus, Grete
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Ravna, Øyvind
Childhood and learning, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Sami language, culture and quality of life, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The interaction between traditional and new industries pertaining to economics, culture and international law, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Gaski, Harald
Childhood and learning, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, The basis for collaboration and potential conflicts in the High North, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Iversen, Anita
Digital competence in education, Childhood and learning, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Sustainable use of marine resources, including (but not limited to) fisheries, aquaculture and marine biotechnology, Prerequisites for sustainable resource management and development

Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Technological solutions that promote broad and inclusive social development and a diverse business development in the north, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development

Hetland, Audun
Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, Gender equality in the context of regional, national and global Development

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Causes and effects of changes in climate and environment, Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Førde, Anniken
Social adaptation to changes in climate and environment, Sami language, culture and quality of life, Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business, Societal and cultural changes stemming from globalization and from technological, demographic, social, legal, and economic development, The promotion of culture and identity through research, dissemination and art

Arranz, Lorena
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Lund, Eiliv
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Art and culture in and of themselves, and as elements in the development of society and business

Childhood and learning

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, Technological, legal and other societal solutions for the welfare society

Bjørklund, Ivar
Sami language, culture and quality of life

Rørnes, Karin
Childhood and learning

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Bremnes, Roy M.
Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Smedsrød, Bård
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Smedsrød, Bård
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups

Acharya, Ganesh
Technology that solves challenges related to health, the external environment and safety, Public health, preventing and curing disease and improving living conditions for all age groups, The competence requirements of the welfare state, and high- quality vocational studies

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