The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, in partnership with the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, The Inuit Knowledge Centre, St. Jerome's University and the Trinity-Munk Centre for Contemporary International History, is pleased to host the third annual...

Arctic Yearbook 2012 launched

Mon, Nov 26, 2012
The UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security is proud to announce the launch of the Arctic Yearbook (AY), the preeminent repository of critical analysis on the Arctic region, with a mandate to inform observers about the state of Arctic geopolitics and security. AY is an international and interdisciplinar...

Altogether 17 Nordic PhD and advanced Master’s students participated the multidisciplinary course on security in the Arctic. The course was held in November 12 – 14, 2012 at the University of Oulu, Finland. The teachers included experts on Human and Northern Security: Professor Lassi Heininen (University of Lapland), the...



The Circumpolar Conference on Education for Indigenous People takes place November 26-30, 2012, Iqaluit. The conference is a partnership between the Government of Nunavut and the Government of Greenland. Jan Henry Keskitalo, UArctic's Vice-President Indigenous, will attend the conference. The conference also brings toge...

Download the announcement and call for community input and White Papers for the first Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) which will be held in Vancouver (Canada) on 30 April-2 May, 2013. The AOS is a task of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) which is led by the Arctic Council and IASC.

Update: Based on multiple requests we decided to extend abstract deadline to Dec 15, 2012. You are hereby invited to the Artek Event 2013 with the topic “Sustainability in mining in the Arctic”; a very exciting and highly relevant topic. Please forward this invitation to relevant persons in your network with encouragement to...

The 6th University of the Arctic Rectors’ Forum has concluded in Winnipeg Canada, held from Nov 13-15, 2012. This year, the Forum was attended by 37 presidents and rectors of higher education institutions from all eight Arctic countries.  Hosted by University of Manitoba, the theme of the 2012 Rectors’ Forum was "Pan-Arctic...

The Arctic Co-operation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up for applications for economic support in 2013 to new project proposals as well as for the continuation of existing project. The deadline for applications is January 20th, 2013

The University of Tromsø invites interested students to apply to the Master's in Indigenous Studies (MIS) "Insight into Global Indigenous Issues". The deadline for international applicants is Dec 1, 2012. Quota scholarships are available for students from select UArctic partner universities.

As part of the UArctic Rectors' Forum, 21 students from 15 different UArctic member institution arrived in snowy Winnipeg to participate in the 3rd UArctic Student Forum (November 10-14, 2012).

On 14 and 15 November, 2012 Senior Arctic Officials, representatives of the Arctic Council’s Member States, Working groups, observers -- including the University of the Arctic -- and organisations for Indigenous peoples met in Haparanda. Sweden holds the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council until May next year. The focu...

A University of the Arctic group led by UArctic president Lars Kullerud, currently in Manitoba for the UArctic 2012 Rector’s Forum, on Tue Nov 13 visited the University of Winnipeg. The purpose of the visit was to share information about UArctic with Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice-Chancellor (and former member of...

UArctic President, UArctic VP Indigenous, rector Jelena Porsanger of Sámi University College, and staff members of UArctic International Office Pierre-André Forest and Pirkko Pulkkanen (in Manitoba for the UArctic Rectors' Forum), on Tuesday Nov 13 visited the University of Manitoba Extended Education and Aboriginal Focu...