The Hokkaido University-Finnish Universities Joint Symposium was held at Hokkaido University campus on October 30, 2013 as part of the Hokkaido University Sustainability Weeks in partnership with universities of Oulu, Lapland and Hokkaido. The Symposium was held for the fifth year in a row, and this time also focused on...

The world’s northernmost design week is will be arranged in Rovaniemi for the sixth time on 17 – 23 February 2014. The new name for the Rovaniemi Design Week is Arctic Design Week. The programme-packed week will be opened on 17 February at the event arena, which will be erected in the area between the Pilke Scienc...

The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which oversees the Fulbright Program has started holding conferences for alumni in specific areas of research; and one such event designed to maintain these connections was held in Abisko, Sweden, from October 30th to 31st, 2013.

The Olympic Flame visited the North Pole story by Lassi Heininen, a leader of Thematic Networks on Geopolitics and Security and  Professor of Arctic Politics at the University of LaplandThe Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay, which was carried by the Russian icebreaker “50 Years of the Victory”, reached the North Pole on the 19th...

In November 2012, UArctic Thematic Network on Local and Regional Development and the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) organized a regional development workshop and business school in Anabar, the autonomous Dolgan and Evenki region of northern Yakutia. The aim of the participants was to ensure that their home community...

The International Environmental Law Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law and the European Society of International Law are delighted to announce that their First Joint Conference will take place on 22-23 November 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. The aim of the Conference is be to explore the changing natur...

The second Arctic Educational Forum that was to be held in Salekhard, Russia on November 14–17, 2013 has been rescheduled. The new date will be announced later. 

Sochi Olympic North Pole Torch Run, by Pat Pitney, UArctic Vice President Finance, Vice Chancellor, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Oct 25, 2013The Olympic torch run to the North Pole was an incredible experience. This extraordinary event drew attention to the Olympic spirit but additionally it highlighted Arctic Coopera...

The Arctic State Institute of Arts and Culture present student art works at the Valo Gallery at the Arctic Centre (University of Lapland) in Rovaniemi, in cooperation with the UArctic Arctic Sustainable Art and Design Thematic Network, the University of Lapland, and the Ministry of Culture (Russian Federation). The exhibition...


The UArctic Natural Hazards Thematic Network is organizing a workshop to develop an e-course for the University of the Arctic at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk, March 17-21, 2014. Participants will include student researchers and scientific advisors from around the circumpolar region. If you are inter...

The Association for Borderlands Studies (ABS) invites proposals for individual papers and posters as well as complete panels and roundtables related to multi-disciplinary study of borders, border areas and cross-border interaction. Contributions from all world regions are encouraged. The submission deadline for complete panel...

Increased economic activity has led to growth and optimism in the Arctic. This seminar sets out to address the opportunities and challenges arising from the development of the European Arctic in particular, where North Norway holds a prominent position. The seminar also serves as a lead up to the annual Arctic...


UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Murmansk State Humanities University (MSHU) have signed an agreement to establish a programme entitled “Norwegian for Foreigners in Murmansk”. These two institutions have collaborated for many years, with student and teacher exchanges as well as with a bachelor’s degree in Northern...