The Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies (BCS) online course enrolment figures show that online education is becoming a more popular choice for undergraduate students in the Circumpolar North. 


Anticipated FY-07 National Science Foundation (NSF) funding opportunities for IPY research and education activities have been identified. These opportunities will be supported through a special IPY Solicitation with focused science and education themes, and through ongoing program activities at NSF.

Wellbeing and health in the northern focus was the main topic of the 5th international Kastelli Symposium held in Oulu, Finland, on November 24 -25, 2006. The keynote speakers of the symposium described different aspects of how rapid environmental, social, and cultural changes in the North affect human health and wellbeing.


The creation and continuous growth of the UArctic has required the collaboration of many influential organizations over the years. Without them, the project called UArctic may have never come to life, let alone grow year after year, welcoming an increasing number of member institutions and students from all over the Circump...



Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre expressed his government's continued support for UArctic in a speech he gave at a Standing Committee of Parliamantarians of the Arctic Region meeting in Oslo on November 22.

Barents Education Network is launching a tender for carrying out a feasibility study "Prospects of the Barents Education Network in Formation of the Barents Region Higher Education Area". It is aimed to assist a comprehensive needs assessment for continuous network existence and potential of enlarged network that concerns hig...



The International Cooperation in Higher Education - the High North dimension conference, organized jointly by Bodø University College and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU), will take place in Bodø on February 13-14 2007.