Wellbeing and health in the northern focus was the main topic of the 5th international Kastelli Symposium held in Oulu, Finland, on November 24 -25, 2006. The keynote speakers of the symposium described different aspects of how rapid environmental, social, and cultural changes in the North affect human health and wellbeing.


The creation and continuous growth of the UArctic has required the collaboration of many influential organizations over the years. Without them, the project called UArctic may have never come to life, let alone grow year after year, welcoming an increasing number of member institutions and students from all over the Circump...



Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre expressed his government's continued support for UArctic in a speech he gave at a Standing Committee of Parliamantarians of the Arctic Region meeting in Oslo on November 22.

Barents Education Network is launching a tender for carrying out a feasibility study "Prospects of the Barents Education Network in Formation of the Barents Region Higher Education Area". It is aimed to assist a comprehensive needs assessment for continuous network existence and potential of enlarged network that concerns hig...



The International Cooperation in Higher Education - the High North dimension conference, organized jointly by Bodø University College and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), will take place in Bodø on February 13-14 2007.


The European Union Erasmus Mundus-funded GoNorth! project met for a planning meeting at Roskilde University in Roskilde, Denmark, on 15-17 November 2006. The meeting was hosted by Professor Rasmus Ole Rasmussen and chaired by Astrid Revhaug, the project leader for the GoNorth! project as well as the Programme Chair for UArc...

The International Polar Year (IPY) Education, Outreach, and Communication (EOC) sub-committee held its first meeting in Bremerhaven, Germany, on October 19-21, 2006.