Festivities in Rovaniemi lasted over three days with Professor Ingold dressed up with white tie and tails, top hat and a sword.
The University of Lapland conferred this Honorary Doctorate in Social Science and Art on 17 May 2019 in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland on the Arctic Circle. An international, multidisciplinary university whose areas of expertise include Arctic affairs and tourism research.
From 15 to 18 May 2019, the University of Lapland arranged its fifth conferment ceremony involving all four faculties. Conferment has long traditions in the university world; with the first one in Finland taking place over 300 years ago. Image shows Professor Tim Ingold with his wife, Mrs Anna Ingold.
The University of Lapland recognised Professor Tim Ingold's contribution to:
- development of research and teaching activities
- advancement of international collaboration
- dissemination of knowledge on Lapland’s culture and businesses
The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland was recently awarded just under £500,000. for a four-year HISTECO research project, starting in September 2019 that predicts long-term changes in boreal and subarctic ecosystems. Led by university researcher Sari Stark withresearchers from the fields of plant ecology, microbiology, geography and history. The project is led by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland and partners come from Finland, Sweden and Norway, funded by the Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment.