UN-Habitat Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch, Housing Unit (www.unhabitat.org) works at the global level with issues related to indigenous peoples’ housing, indigenous peoples’ migration to urban areas and indigenous building knowledge. UN-Habitat is currently establishing a global network with professionals and un...

 Natalia Loukacheva (ed.), (Copenhagen: Nordic Council of Ministers-TemaNord: 535,2013), 303 pages , ISBN 978-92-893-2550-9 This pioneering educational material deals with various legal and political developments in relation to the Arctic and Antarctica. This new textbook reflects on changes that have taken place since 2010 i...

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iceland and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Akureyri in September 2011 for the purpose of strengthening cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic scientific research, including the establishment of a Nansen Professorship in Arctic studies at the University...



From May 1, 2013, professor Patrik Lantto will assume the role of Director of the Centre for Sami Research (CeSam) – Vaartoe, at Umeå University, as his predecessor, professor Peter Sköld, will step down to focus solely on his role as Director of Arcum, the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University. Lantto has worke...

IASC is pleased to announce the endorsement of the Polar Educators International (PEI). The IASC endorsement recognizes the partnership with PEI as a valuable asset confirming the legitimacy and capacity of PEI to become a leading organization for polar science education. The scientists, educators, and commu...



The State University of New York (SUNY) will hold an International Conference on Higher Education Systems in the Global Context: "Building World-Class Systems of Higher Education: Harnessing Systemness & Delivering Performance", July 18-19, 2013, at the SUNY Global Center, New York, USA.

The new issue of UArctic's annual magazine Shared Voices has been released and is now available for download. This year's issue focuses on the lasting impact of mobility and the impact of UArctic’s programs on participating students.

The Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, Toronto; the Consulate General of Canada, Seattle; and the University of Washington's Future of Ice Initiative invite you to the 2012-13 Canada Fulbright Chair Lecture & Roundtable Discussion on the...


Europe Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland, published on Thursday 16th May 2013 the book Arctic Calls – Finland, the European Union and the Arctic Region. The book is written by Head of Science Communications Markku Heikkilä and Science Communicator Marjo Laukkanen, both from the Arctic Centre of the Unive...

Foreign ministers from the eight Arctic states and representatives of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples met on May 15 in Kiruna at the conclusion of Sweden’s two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. “In its two years as Chair of the Arctic Council, Sweden has contributed to strengthening cooperation within the Arctic...