Research student positions, funded by the Ministry of Education in Finland, are intended for graduate students with a higher university degree who will conduct their doctoral degree at a Finnish university. The research themes of the school are ’Social and Environmental Impacts of Modernization and Global Change in the Arctic’ and ‘Resource, Political and Environmental Economics in Promoting the Sustainable Social Development in the Barents Region’. Each of these themes has specific focus areas.

Detailed information about the positions, their focus areas and the application documents required are available at: The written application in English language should be addressed to the Directory Board of ARKTIS and sent by e-mail to: or by mail to: University of Lapland, Kirjaamo, PO Box 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland. The deadline for applications is 6 November 2009, 13:00.

Further information is provided by Coordinator, Senior Scientist Päivi Soppela, tel. +358-(0)400-138 805, and Director Paula Kankaanpää, tel. +358-(0)40-777 7825,