VASS is an intensive mix of lectures, workshops and a field trip for PhD students and young researchers, focusing on topics including tourism, resource extraction and infrastructure. The excursion to the Alps showcases a region that has many similarities with the Arctic and has faced similar challenges in the past.

PhD students and early career scholars from the Arctic social sciences are encouraged to apply no later than April 04, 2016 under ilja.steffelbauer(at)

For further information see the attached call or visit the University of Vienna webpages.