EN313E International governance and business in the High North (7,5 ECTS).
This course is a part of the study plan MSc Global Management and is open only to students who are taking part in that program.
The course focuses on developing knowledge about opportunities for value creation in the High North, as well as on an international dialogue between interested parties concerned with High North. Rapid climate change, business development, and international cooperation in the High North mean that more knowledge is needed. Also, the High North is a region where new opportunities to exploit natural resources, new trade routes and increasing human activities may have major consequences for the environment and society, and there is a great responsibility to ensure sustainable management of region’s business and societal development. Different debates include discovery, access and use of mineral and hydrocarbon resources in the Arctic, possibilities for new maritime routes, cross-border cooperation, fisheries, opportunities for Arctic tourism development, as well as the support of indigenous communities and human resources in High North.
The scenario workshop is an important part of the course. During the scenario workshop, students will learn about different methodologies for scenario building and use one of them to produce scenarios on a predefined topic, working in multidisciplinary groups. In advance, students will be given a specific scenario topic developed by relevant stakeholders in the Arctic and relevant for the High North Dialogue conference.
As the part of education activities, Master students will take part in the High North Dialogue Conference organized by High North Center at Business School. The focus of the conference is dialogue: the dialogue between young people and the Arctic regions’ representatives from industry – ranging from maritime to land- based industry, authorities and academics to share information and discuss the best practices to tackle challenges in the region.