The Arctic Centre is an international, multidisciplinary, and multicultural institute of top quality research and provides science centre exhibitions and an communication service with a focus on the Arctic. The Centre is Finland’s national institute for Arctic expertise, committed to research to better understand the natural and social environment of the Arctic with all its forms of life. Research is currently implemented by three groups led by five research professors: the Global Change Group, the Sustainable Development Group, and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law. The Arctic Centre maintains its status as an expert on Arctic research policy issues and conducts close dialogue with Finnish ministries and local administration in Lapland that are working for the Arctic Council, Barents Euro-Arctic Council, and the EU Northern Dimension Policy. The Arctic Centre is active within international Arctic cooperation bodies such as the International Arctic Science Committee, Arctic Research Consortium of the United States, International Arctic Social Sciences Association, and the University of the Arctic.