The Standing Committee of Arctic Parliamentarians met in Inari, Finland Nov 12-14, 2013, which included visits to the Sami Education Institute (SAKK) and Urho Kekkonen National Park. Among the issues on the Parliamentarians agenda were presentations on Finland's Arctic policies, Sami culture in Finland, and the proposed  EU A...

The North could benefit from commercially run, year-round greenhouses.That’s the message which Heather Exner-Pirot from the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development at the University of Saskatchewan said came out of a two-day workshop which took place in Saskatoon Nov. 7 and Nov. 8.(Source: Saman...


The International Arctic Science Committee has published its latest newsletter for Fall 2012.  This special edition focuses mainly on the IASC Working Groups and their activities 2012.

The deadline for applications for the University of Turku's Erasmus Mundus Triple I and Aurora grants is  13 December 2012, 14:00 Finnish time (GMT +2). Grants are available for study or research visits in several European or Russian universities.Available grants in the Triple I second cohort are mainly for short-term mobilit...

In advance of the Senior Arctic Official’s meeting of the Arctic Council in Haparanda, Sweden, the Arctic NGO Forum organized a special workshop on Oil & Gas Development, Nov 12-13, 2013. Participating non-governmental organizations (including the University of the Arctic), as well as representatives of govern...

The draft declaration of the 2012 Rectors' Forum is currently being discussed by UArctic's higher education leadership in their meeting in Manitoba, Canada. The final approved version of the declaration and further news from the Rectors' Forum will be available after the conclusion of the meeting.

The Research Council of Norway has granted the status of Centre of Excellence (SFF centre) to the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate at the University of Tromsø starting from 2013. The centre will study methane release – in subsea methane hydrate reservoirs, the seabed and the Arcti...

Prof Gail Fondahl (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, and President, International Arctic Social Sciences Association) will present a guest lecture, "Reflections on a Visit to the ‘Tree of Memory’: Evenki land rights, territoriality and resource development in Siberia." in the Borealis lecture room of th...




The Canadian Northern Studies Trust (CNST) is the student awards program of the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS).  It was established in 1982 to further the Association's mandate to advance knowledge and understanding of Canada's North by offering student awards for exceptional norther...


International eco-days in Syktyvkar were held in the framework of the NETESDA Thematic Network Activities Plan and took place in Syktyvkar, Komi Republic , November 1-3, 2012. The days were very fruitful due to visit of the famous Finnish eco-filmmaker Petteri Saario and his wonderful team. The guests t...