The University of New England announced today it is launching a new program to train the next generation of leaders to develop research, industry and community partnerships to meet shared challenges and opportunities throughout the North Atlantic region.
UNE President James Herbert was joined by U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and other stakeholders in announcing the launch of UNE NORTH: The Institute for North Atlantic Studies, which will be located at 1075 Forest Ave. near the university’s Portland campus.
“With a changing climate and myriad international interests in the region, the Arctic presents both great challenges and great potential for our collective future,” King said in news release. “That’s why it’s so important we teach the next generation of leaders about the High North, so we can foster cooperation among nations, protect the environment, defend our national security interests, and ensure economic development is responsible and sustainable. With the launch of UNE NORTH, we are harnessing the innovative potential of students and researchers in Maine and further establishing our state as leader in the Arctic region.”