UArctic President Lars Kullerud met with the Rector of the University of Lapland, Mauri Ylä-Kotola, to negotiate the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding. The two leaders, joined by Outi Snellman, who heads the UArctic International Secretariat, also held talks on the various ways in which the University of Lapland can participate in UArctic's programmatic activities.
Rector Ylä-Kotola reaffirmed his institution's committment to UArctic's mission and objectives. "The University of Lapland will continue to show leadership in Arctic research and education," he said.
During his visit to Rovaniemi, President Kullerud also had discussions with representatives of  the University of Lapland's Faculty of Art and Design on plans to create thematic partnerships on Art and Design in UArctic's members.