Summer Holidays

Tue, Jun 30, 2015
The UArctic International Secretariat wishes a happy summer to our members, partners and friends across the North and the world! Our office will be closed July 4-26, 2015. The Shared Voices newsletter will not be published in July, but will return in August.

Organizers invite you to join The Alaskan Arctic: A Summit on Shipping and Ports, August 23-25, 2015, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting is to build partnerships to develop safe and reliable shipping through the Alaskan Arctic.

NUNAMED 2016 conference will take place in Nuuk, Greenland on October 1-3, 2016. The conference is targeted for all researchers and health care persons with an active interest in Greenlandic Health Research. Deadline for submission of abstracts: August 15, 2016.



Arctic comes to the fore

Thu, Jun 25, 2015
VIII All-Russian Festival "PR Days in Yakutia" was held In Yakutsk, Russia, June 18. Development of the Arctic became its main focus as it is one of the key regions in the global geopolitics




The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) seeks candidates for a PhD student position in meteorology to study air-cryosphere-sea interaction processes around Svalbard and in the Arctic. This is a four-year position and will be based in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. Application deadline: 15 July 2015.



The Council of UArctic has concluded its 18th meeting held June 14-17, 2015 at the Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russian Federation. About one hundred Council members and other participants attended the meetings and enjoyed a diverse cultural program and excursions in the beautiful region of Buryatia.


The recently established Arctic Research Centre at Hokkaido University has issued an international open call for three tenure-track positions. The center seeks young researchers in social science and humanities such as Arctic policy, development of the Arctic, consequent social change and risk management, etc.