(Logo: UArctic)Member institutions of UArctic were invited to partner with a joint UArctic stand at the 26th Annual EAIE Conference (European Association for International Education) in Prague, Sept 17–19, 2014.

UArctic's presence at EAIE 2014 in Prague will be bigger than ever before, reflecting the increased global attention on our region. Building on a very successful first experience at EAIE 2013 in Istanbul, UArctic will again host a network stand in the exhibition area to jointly promote our members and support their networking goals at the conference.

In addition, UArctic is organizing a special session at the conference, "Arctic spotlight: innovative models for collaborative education and research".

Other UArctic programs and projects are also using the EAIE conference as an opportunity to meet, including the north2north+ development project and current north2north partners. UArctic is also planning to host an Arctic reception for all members at EAIE and our international partners.

At EAIE 2013 eight UArctic members successfully partnered with UArctic at the stand. During individual time slots members promoted their institutions as well as used the area for their own meetings and networking, and according to their feedback, this arrangement worked well.

The unique stand, created by art and design students in the ASAD Thematic Network, also attracted attention from exhibition visitors and received overwhelming positive comments: "fantastic booth – very special", "best stand at EAIE", "fresh, the opposite of traditional boring stands".

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