The mutual area of expertise of the higher education institutions in the Lapland University Consortium lies within the fields of tourism and culture. The higher education institutions have co-operated with vocational schools of the area, and have set up two joint institutes: the Multidimensional Tourism Institute and the Institute for Northern Culture.
The Multidimensional Tourism Institute
is a unique
knowledge community, which combines tourism, all educational levels, and
innovative research and development activities. The institute is formed
by the following: the subject of tourism research at the University of
Lapland; the fields of tourism, catering, and economy at Lapland
University of Applied Sciences; and the fields of tourism, catering, and
economy at the Lapland Vocational College.
The Institute for Northern Culture is a network consisting of three
educational levels and cultural actors. Cultural production and heritage
are being developed by the network. The network develops vitality and
well-being in Lapland through cooperation between education, research
and artistic activity. The core
of the Institute is composed of the Faculty of Art and Design at the
University of Lapland, the Business and Culture education at Kemi-Tornio
UAS and the Culture education in the Lappia Vocational College.