Why did the governance of the life of populations become a central concern for modern states and what have the consequences been for life? Beginning in 2012, the University of Lapland will enable students to answer these questions by offering the first ever master’s degree programme in Global Biopolitics (120 ECTS...

We wish to inform you about the following Arctic session at the ‘6th SETAC World Congress’ which will be held in Berlin, Germany, 20-24 May 2012. The conference website provides guidelines for the preparation and submission of your abstracts http://berlin.setac.eu. The abstract submission deadline is 30th Novembe...

IASC Medal Award 2012

Wed, Nov 30, 2011
IASC Medals are awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The award of medals will normally be by the President of IASC during the Arctic Science Summit Wee...

On Nov 24, 2011 UArctic President Lars Kullerud and Board member Tove Søvndahl Pedersen met with Sara Olsvig, Member of the Danish Parliament for Inuit Ataqatigiit (Greenland) in Christiansborg. The meeting addressed Denmark/Greenland's cooperation and support of the University of the Arctic. The original article appears here...


Attached you will find the updated policy program for the 6th Arctic Frontiers conference. Learn more about confirmed speakers for the conference policy and science sections. Arctic Frontiers evening program will include, to name a few, Reindans, bacalao fest at DRIV, PolArt Exhibition 2012, Hålogaland Teate...

North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) has been long been a leading institution in UArctic, a status further strengthened by the agreement for them to be the new host of the Undergraduate Office and appointment of Claudia Fedorova as Dean of Undergraduate Studies. NEFU will also host an important meeting of Russian rectors...


This young tradition, inaugurated in 2010, celebrates the signature of the Antarctic Treaty on 1 December 1959 and the worldwide significance of this landmark (www.apecs.is/antarctica-day). The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and the Scientific Comm...



“Cross-border cooperation with universities in Murmansk is an important part of the college’s international strategy,” says the new rector Sveinung Eikeland. The board meeting in Murmansk was an important event in following up on the action plan for increased and extended international cooperation....