By Nicoline Larsen
The Arctic Hub Secretariat has found its new leader and her name is Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann. Although the position is new, the surroundings and colleagues are familiar. Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann has been working as consultant and project manager at Arctic Hub since 2021.
“The interest in research in Greenland is greater than ever, and it will only increase in the coming years. We have launched our first flagships, and I look forward to setting the direction for Arctic Hub’s future work as the Head of Secretariat,” says Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann.
Since Anna-Sofie Skjervedal left in the fall of 2023, Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann has been the acting Head of the Secretariat at Arctic Hub, but she officially took on the position on January 1.
“I look forward to setting the direction for Arctic Hub’s future work as the Head of Secretariat,” Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann
“Anna-Sofie has put tremendous effort into making Arctic Hub the important organization it is today. Although Arctic Hub is a relatively young organization, we are grateful for the warm welcome we have received in the research community. Therefore, I approach the task with great humility – and in close collaboration with Arctic Hub’s board and secretariat. We need to build on the solid foundation to derive even more value from the exciting research happening in Greenland every day, both locally and internationally,” states Jula Maegaard-Hoffmann.
Arctic Hub’s secretariat is located in Nuuk and currently consists of four full-time employees. The secretariat was established in 2020 as a collaboration between Greenland and Denmark. The purpose of Arctic Hub is to provide a better overview of the research taking place in Greenland and to make research findings accessible to the public. Ulrik Korsholm, chairman of the board of Arctic Hub, looks forward to continuing the collaboration with the new secretariat leader:
“I look forward to continuing the collaboration with Jula, whom we already know. Jula has been involved in starting up Arctic Hub and achieving the initial successes. The board is confident that Jula will lead the secretariat in a secure and competent manner into a new phase, where Arctic Hub continually increases its focus on creating value in the interaction between research and society,” says Ulrik Korsholm, who, in addition to being the chairman of the board at Arctic Hub, is also the deputy director at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).
“The board is confident that Jula will lead the secretariat in a secure and competent manner into a new phase,” Ulrik Korsholm
Arctic Hub is responsible, among other things, for the research communication competition Paasisavut, which was featured on KNR. Additionally, Arctic Hub organizes workshops for researchers to coordinate their research activities and is one of the driving forces behind Greenland Science Week. Finally, Arctic Hub produces popular science videos and articles about research in Greenland.
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