On February 25th Ounasvaara recreation area was the site of the 2nd annual Mad About Snow wintersport carnival where international competitors, young and old, participated in a string of unorthodox outdoor snow sports that included football, volleyball, baseball, and interestingly, deep snow judo. Original article (Universit...

Thematic networks coordination welcomes the proposals for new thematic networks that will fill the gaps in our current thematic networks fields. The minimum requirement is to have three partners including the host organization, all these three have to be UArctic members.

The University of the Arctic (UArctic) today reached a new level of cooperation with the indigenous organizations that are permanent participants in the Arctic Council. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding with these organizations, UArctic formalizes and strengthens a long-standing relationship with these orga...


The UArctic Thematic Network on Social Work has published its March 2012 newsletter, available in PDF. Highlights of the newsletter include Russian-Finnish collaboration on the Master’s degree program (BCBU) in Comparative Social Work, recent meetings in Arkhangelsk and Akureyri, and the upcoming conference in Stockholm in Ju...


Applications to the fourth IPY Field School are now accepted. The course will run between 25 June – 13 July and only 25 highly qualified undergraduate and early graduate level students will be admitted. Application deadline is 1. April.


The Nordic Council has adopted a proposal calling for the Nordic Council of Ministers to “initiate an action plan for an expanded Nordic research infrastructure cooperation in the Arctic to stimulate cross-sectorial / disciplinary network of research and research that includes the U.S., Canada, Russia and EU” in recent sess...