This week, our student assistant Verena Huppert is travelling to Canada.

The trip is connected to her final thesis, which is about brain drain and the retention of high-skilled labour in the Arctic. After a longer stay in Nuuk in March and April this year (see here), the research will no focus on Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – an area which can not be classified as ’Arctic’, but which is comparable to Nuuk in many ways. The research tasks in Charlottetown will be to identify measures and initiatives against brain drain, which could be interesting to implement in Nuuk. This fits well into the Arctic Consensus’ strategy of anchoring the knowledge of Greenland, which will benefit the cooperation between Northern Jutland and the Arctic.

Verena is leaving for Canada on May 31st, and will be back in Denmark on June 18th.