As a follow-up to last year’s highly successful Arctic Futures Symposium, the IPF is organizing the Arctic Futures Symposium 2011 in Brussels, Belgium October 12th – 14th in conjunction with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. UArctic is represented by Lars Kullerud (moderating the session on Natural Resources) and Chr...


This year annual meeting of BCS coordinators took place in Arkhangelsk at Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), October  4-5,, 2011. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss possibilities of developing the program to the level of joint degree program and to establish contacts between social science ins...

Given the unique setting and rapid changes seen in the polar environment, the International Council for Science (ICSU) recognizes that now it is more important than ever to re-assert the Universality of Science principle in the polar regions. Research in the Arctic and Antarctic region and bipolar opportunities we...

Finnmark University College and the Barents Institute, University of Tromsø, offered a joint seminar in Kirkenes at September 30 – October 1. as part of the national program “The Research Days”, initiated by the Norwegian Research Council. The seminar was focusing mainly on research results and presentations from an ongoing p...

Dafna Israel, a current student in Coastal and Marine Management at University Centre of the West Fjords gave a presentation of her current research project on October 5, 2011, which is connected to the UArctic Thematic Network on Coastal and Marine Issues. In her project, Dafna looks at ways to reduce the accumulatio...

On October 10, 2011, the grand opening of the interdisciplinary seminar “Cold Regions” will take place at the Board of Academics' convention hall, North- Eastern Federal University. Sylvia Reed Curran, Consul General of the USA in Vladivostok, Rodger William Pearson, Professor Emeritus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, S...


One year after the launch of the International Polar Year (IPY) Education, Outreach and Communication (EOC) Assessment Project the task of inventorying and investigating the hundreds of IPY EOC programmes that occurred during the IPY 2007-08 is now complete.

UArctic's Thematic Network on Social Work, coordinated by the University of Nordland, is engaging in collaboration with the SW-VirCamp project. The SW-VirCamp project was funded by the EACEA-LLP programme for 2 years and is since 2010 a Consortium of 7 Higher Education Institutions in Europe.

Gargia Conference 2011

Thu, Oct 06, 2011
Places are still available for the Gargia Conference 2011 on Sport, Tourism and Place Development, Oct 20-21, 2011 in Finnmark, Norway. The conference is based mainly on reaserch and development work the UArctic Thematic Network on Local and Regional Development in the North in the municipality of North Cape, Northern Norway...

Recent developments in the Arctic have yielded a vast number of alarming statements in the media all around the world. With increasing interest of non-Arctic states in the Arctic, also in the German media alarmist tendencies can be found – both in newspaper articles and books. However, journalist and author Matthi...

October 11-13, 2011. The Conference Board of Canada presents this event, to bring together Canadian and international thought leaders, decision-makers and influencers immersed in Northern issues. Together they will discuss five major challenges facing the North today: governance, resource development, community security, infr...

Triple I will arrange one day seminars in Ekaterinburg on 10 October 2011 and in Novosibirsk on 12 October 2011 to promote the Russian educational institutes' opportunities for international cooperation. The seminars are open to all representatives of Russian higher education institutions.

The regional coordination office for the Circumpolar Studies (BCS) program at the University of Nordlands (UiN), in Bodo, Norway is organizing its annual partner meeting at NArFu in Arkhangelsk, Russia, on Oct 4-5, 2011. UArctic institutions in northwest Russia are participating in the meeting, including members from Murmansk...