UNE NORTH – the Institute for North Atlantic Studies of the University of New England — connects researchers, educators, policymakers, and industry leaders from across Maine and the North Atlantic region to implement collaborative approaches to building resilient communities, health environments, and thriving economies. Grounded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and with its growing network of regional partnerships including Iceland, Canada, Sweden, Norway, and the U.K, UNE NORTH will train a new generation of leaders, inform policy through research, promote interdisciplinarity and the co-creation of knowledge in all its activities, and support Maine’s leadership role in the North Atlantic.
Why UNE NORTH?
UNE NORTH brings the University of New England’s strengths in the life, health, and social sciences to bear on the North Atlantic’s shared challenges and opportunities. Demographic, geographic, climatic, and cultural similarities between Maine and North Atlantic/Nordic states have created a need and enthusiasm for impactful regional relationships. Leveraging UNE’s research and education strengths and its culture of innovative partnership, UNE NORTH convenes stakeholders from across the region to bring their combined curiosity and creativity to bear on the region’s health, social, environmental, and economic challenges.