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Other Circumpolar Universities


Universities are engines of success. Looking around the circumpolar world, there are many successful models to study

Tromsø University of Norway

Starting small in 1968, in a town roughly the same size as Yellowknife, Tromsø University of Norwayhas since become a globally respected institution and research centre, attracting millions of dollars in research funding. It currently counts 16,476 students and employs  3,487 people.

University of Northern BC

 Prince George’s UNBC opened in 1994 and also has regional campuses in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St. John. It has estimated regional economic impact of over $700 million annually, with  3,592 students and 1,200 employees.

Yukon College

A 2016 socioeconomic report found that the college had generated a total of $46 million in annual revenues. $43.8 million of this was spent on personnel and the purchase of goods and services, generating a further estimated $18.4 million in indirect and induced economic activity, for a total estimated economic output of $62.2 million. Yukon College counts 1,190 Students and provides 542 equivalent full time jobs.