The NVP-Nansen summer school 2013 “Shipping in Arctic Water: The interaction of sea ice, ship technology, climate change, economy and other operational conditions” will be organized in Longyearbyen on Svalbard from 18th to 25th August. Graduate & postgraduate students are invited to submit applications for...

The BCS diploma award ceremony has been held at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University on 25 April, 2013. This year 26 NArFU students have been awarded bachelor degree in circumpolar studies. Such number of graduates is a biggest number in the history of UArctic.

The Polar Journal is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary social sciences and humanities international journal (please see http://www.informaworld.com/RPOL), which aims to create a community among the considerable number of researchers, specialists and policy makers working on these crucial topics.

The University of Tromsø, Norway, and the University of Lapland, Finland announce a PhD course entitled "Cumulative effects of Arctic extractive industrial development - an interdisciplinary approach". As a core activity of the UArctic Thematic Network in Arctic Extractive Industries, the course will be held from the 27th to...

On April 10, UArctic April 10 President Lars Kullerud made a public appearance in the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm. He was invited to speak to the Organization of Former Parliamentarians at its annual meeting about what is happening in the Arctic. He was introduced to the Organization by vice chair Rune Rydén,w...

The Shanghai Institute of International Relations organized a seminar on April 16th to 17th with focus on the security of the Arctic region and International cooperation. The University of Lapland and the UArctic Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security held a strong engagement on the seminar organization. Professor of Ar...


Polar & Subpolar Call 2013 is now open. Ship time is offered within 6 participating RVs, including 2 icebreakers, for the Polar and Subpolar regions. Deadline of application: 24th of May 2013. For more information visit Eurofleets


Arctic Observing Summit 2013 will be held 30 April – 2 May 2013 at Hyatt Regency, Vancouver. More information from the summit webpage. The Arctic Observing Summit 2013 is still open for participation. There are a number of different ways to engage with the Summit.

The Sami Parliament invites representatives of indigenous peoples worldwide to an international preparatory conference in Alta, Norway, 8-12 June 2013. Around 800 indigenous delegates and advisors, as well as various observers and representatives of the world’s media are expected in Alta in June 2013 to prepare for the UN Wor...

The conference Understanding North will be held in Umeå on the 25 - 26th April 2013 and arranged by the Umeå University Faculty of Arts to celebrate Umeå's status as European Capital of Culture 2014. The event will be at 09:30 on Thursday the 25th, and finish at 12:00 the following day.Read more 

The global launch of a film entitled "Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science" will take place on Earth Day, Monday, 22 April 2013. The film aims to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity and scientific endeavors that help us understand our changing climate.  

The University of Tromsø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, has a vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Arctic Governance and Indigenous Innovation. The position is attached to the Centre for Sami Studies. See more in attachment.This is a fixed  term position for a period of three years. The main...