The Sámi University College takes its role in promoting and protecting Sámi cultures and languages seriously. Championing indigenous studies globally is a natural extension of its vision. Located in the Sámi territory in northern Norway, the Sámi University College merged with the Nordic Sami Institute in 2005 and today can be found in ‘Diehtosiida’, the house of knowledge, in Kautokeino. Around 200 students from the Sámi areas in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia study at the institution. “Through various programmes of study and research we wish to secure and promote the future of Sámi societies,” says Gunvor Guttorm, the rector of the Sámi University College.

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