Nordic Research

Northern Scholars

The long-standing Northern Scholars Scheme promotes international mobility and co-operation.

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The Northern Scholars Scheme was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1956.

The Scheme's role is to foster co-operation between scholars of Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and colleagues in the University of Edinburgh.

Mutual areas of interest include aspects of linguistics, and historical and other cultural studies which are common to these countries and to Scotland. 

Each year, the Northern Scholars Scheme Committee sponsors visits by scholars of the member countries to Edinburgh, during which time they give departmental seminars and public lectures.

Recent Northern Scholars include:

  • Professor Jens Peter Schjødt (Aarhus University)
  • Dr Svetlana Pogodina (University of Latvia)
  • Dr Danita Burke (University of Southern Denmark)
  • Professor Klemens Kappel (University of Copenhagen)

Browse the full archive of Northern Scholars Lectures 2007-2018 

Find out how to nominate candidates