It is Paulsen´s first visit in the Arctic capital, where he met with the University of Lapland´s Rector Antti Syväjärvi and the UArctic International Secretariat hosted in the ULapland´s premises. The Secretariat staff has introduced themselves and their work by presenting the main focus in their positions.

After lunch in the University´s cafeteria Felli, Paulsen will take a tour of the campus and a visit in the Faculty of Art and Design guided by Professor Timo Jokela from the University of Lapland, newly appointed as the UArctic Chair in Arctic Art, Design and Culture for the next five years.

Following the campus´ visit, there will be a visit in the Arktikum Science Centre and an introduction to the Arctic Centre research profile.