“My name is Valentina. I live in Arkhangelsk, the North-West of Russia. I am a linguist and a specialist in foreign languages and cultures. For a couple of years ago I got interested in circumpolar studies and joined the on-line courses at the University of the Arctic.”


The seminar, "Strategies and best practices for sustainable/green development of cities and regions" was held in Petrozavodsk, June 13-15 and gathered more than 50 specialists, united by the idea of elaborating and implementating strategies for the sustainable development of cities and regions. Scientists and rese...

Sámi University College and the UArctic Thematic Network on Indigenous Arts and Crafts invite you to the academic conference "Duodji 2012 - International Conference on Indigenous Arts, Crafts and Design," October 24- 25, 2012 at Diehtosiida in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino, Norway



We need to find better ways to evaluate the basis of our ecosystems if we want to create a truly green economy. And regional cooperation can facilitate that task, was the conclusion of a Rio+20 event on the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity. Source: Norden

The International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) is pleased to provide you with the Apr-May 2012 edition (Vol. 2, Issue 4) of ICNGD News. Please see attached in PDF format.

In her dissertation Master of Education and Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland, Erika Sarivaara examines the revival of the Sámi language carried out by people who do not match the Sámi definition. In addition, she examines their experiences of their position on the edge of Sámi cu...

For the very first time, Finnmark University College together with Russian partner universities organized ceremonies for students who have completed Bachelor of Northern Studies. This happened in Murmansk, Russia, where 21 students received their diploma for completed studies.


AMAP – The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is a Working Group under the Arctic Council. Its primary objectives are to “provide reliable and sufficient information on the status of, and threats to, the Arctic environment and its inhabitants, and provide scientific advice on actions to be taken in order t...

The University of Aberdeen invites applications for a Research Fellow to join the Northern Colonialism: Historical Connections, Contemporary Lives programme. This new research initiative is part of the University's strategic investment in northern research and aims to foster path-breaking interdisciplinary researc...

Discovering Siberia

Tue, Jun 19, 2012
I am a 25-years old third year student of University of Lapland who has always been interested in remote places. I’m doing my bachelors in sociology and went to exchange for a spring semester 2012. I did my exchange in North-Eastern Federal University of Sakha Republic.