The secretariat for the Northern Research Forum is hosted by the University of Akureyri, Iceland. The secretariat is based at the University of Akureyri Research Centre on the university campus (the building Borgir). The NRF Secretariat enjoys close collaboration with the Stefansson Arctic Institute located in the same building which contributes expert knowledge and general assistance in various matters.
The town of Akureyri is a growing centre of Arctic activities and events. Two of the Arctic Council's secretariats are also located in the same building as the NRF Secretariat, CAFF (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna) and PAME (Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment). The International Arctic Social Sciences Association is furthermore hosted by the Stefanson Arctic Institute. The University of Akureyri offers an M.A. degree and LL.M. degree in Polar Law, which gives unique focus on polar legal issues. In addition to the Arctic Institutions in Akureyri, the Arctic Portal website is based in Akureyri as well as the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, a network which goal is to facilitate cooperation amongst Icelandic public and private organizations, institutions and businesses involved in Arctic issues. NRF is one of the founding members of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, institutes which recognized the need for a forum where collaboration and cooperation would be used to strenghten research, projects and other activity relevant to the Arctic region.
NRF Secretariat contact information:
Guđrún Rósa Ţórsteinsdóttir, Ph.D.
Northern Research Forum Secretariat
RHA - University of Akureyri Research Centre
Borgir, Nordurslod, IS-600 Akureyri, Iceland
Tel.: +354 460 8901 ˇ Fax:+354 460 8919 ˇ E-mail: email@example.com