About SUAS research

Sámi allaskuvla is a leading higher education and research institution in Sápmi as well as the indigenous world. Sámi allaskuvla conducts research in many scientific fields.

Our key areas:

  • Linguistics
  • Culture
  • Reindeer husbandry and other traditional industries
  • Traditional knowledge and place names
  • The modern society and history
  • Jurisprudence at local, national and international levels and other fields

SUAS actively promotes Sámi research as an integral part of the Indigenous research.

Some aspects of the Sámi allaskuvla’s research activity is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers. This is the legacy of the former Nordic Sámi Institute. Sámi research has an important role in securing and promoting the future of the Sámi societies. Each Indigenous society needs to build its own scientific capacity, educate its experts and evolve on level with the majority society.

As a member institution of WINHEC (World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium) the Sámi University College research activity follows the WINHEC Research Standards