Health and Wellbeing in the Circumpolar Area – University of Oulu

University of Oulu, a member of Northern Dimension Institute network, is coordinating a Master’s program in Health and Wellbeing in the Circumpolar Area.

Aaltje Bos was admitted to the master’s in health sciences degree in circumpolar health in 2013 to explore how mobile people experience and deal with loneliness, or the absence of a close emotional connection, in an environment that is culturally, geographically and socially different from their home countries. Moving to a sub-arctic environment, lacking support and not speaking the local language can cause social exclusion and have serious health consequences. Read more about her experiences on