Nation Innovation – University of Copenhagen

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Nation Innovation – exploring society

The theme package explores the caracteristics of the Greenlandic society: 

How does the Greenlandic society define itself and its position in the world – and as (a current) part of the Danish Kingdom? What are the specific needs in terms of infrastructure, economy, culture, language, media etc.? What are the similarities and differences between the Greenlandic society and other comparable societies? And which resources in the Greenlandic society could be a model for societal innovation?

Informally Aquired Skills

The project focuses on informally aquired skills in Greenland. What kind of informally aquired skills does the Greenlandic population possess? How can these informally aquired skills be recognized and how can this recognition make way for broadening the palette of opporitunities for especially young people living in the Arctic?

UNESCO Nomination Project

The project aims to declare the Aasivissuit-Nipisat area UNESCO World Heritage by activating the research which has been made in the area since the 1970's. If the area is declared World Heritage the potential for developing the tourism industry in the area will be significant.

Qimmeq - The Greenland Sled Dog

The research project QIMMEQ examines the Arctic and Greenlandic sled dog culture. Sled dogs have been used for transport and thus they have played a significant part on colonizing the currently populated Greenlandic areas. To this day Greenland has an unique sled dog culture. 

Ageing in the Arctic

The project Ageing in the Arctic (AgeArc) aims to remedy the lack of knowledge about living conditions of older people in Greenland through cultural-analytical and cultural-historical studies as well as population surveys.