On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Arctic Council and the fifth Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, the Ministers representing the eight Arctic states, convening in Salekhard, Russia, signed the Salekhard Declaration on the 26th of October, 2006.

Meetings were held in Finland and Norway to discuss further advancements of the UArctic’s Circumpolar Studies Program on October 11-13, 2006.  Greg Poelzer, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Donna Zaleschuk, Program Assistant, and Glenys Plunz, Director, UArctic International Academic Office, met with faculty, staff and studen...

Saskatoon, Canada - On October 16-17, the Office of Undergraduate Studies of UArctic, in collaboration with the Political Studies Department of the University of Saskatchewan, held a meeting on planning and developing the remaining two online courses for the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies (BCS) Advanced Emphasis in Aborigi...

UArctic's report to the Ministers of the Arctic Council is now available online. The print version of the report will be shared with the Arctic Council SAO delegations, permanent participants and observers as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs from the eight Arctic Countries in the upcoming Arctic Council meetings in Sa...



In Memoriam

Thu, Oct 19, 2006
The University of the Arctic is sad to announce the loss of UArctic Council Member Alexey Cherenkov, Head of International Relations at the Murmansk Humanities Institute.

The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies offered by Bodø University College enjoys more popularity than ever before at the co-operating University of the Arctic institutions Murmansk Humanities Institute and Pomor State University in Arkhangel.


UArctic and one of its Norwegian members, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), are singled out to receive stronger support in the recently announced state budget in Norway. This happens as, in general, higher education institutions are faced with cuts in their budgets.


GoNorth! representatives headed to Basel, Switzerland to hold a stand promoting the GoNorth! Erasmus Mundus Project at the 18th annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) conference, from September 13 to 16.


The University of the Arctic's (UArctic) Circumpolar Studies Program (BCS) will be sending an intern from Canada to work in Russia this fall. Aygul Kamalova, from Toronto, will be working at Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk, Russia, to assit in implementing the BCS program at university and at other post secondary inst...