On February 25th Ounasvaara recreation area was the site of the 2nd annual Mad About Snow wintersport carnival where international competitors, young and old, participated in a string of unorthodox outdoor snow sports that included football, volleyball, baseball, and interestingly, deep snow judo. Original article (Universit...
Thematic networks coordination welcomes the proposals for new thematic networks that will fill the gaps in our current thematic networks fields. The minimum requirement is to have three partners including the host organization, all these three have to be UArctic members.
The University of the Arctic
(UArctic) today reached a new level of cooperation with the indigenous
organizations that are permanent participants in the Arctic Council. By
signing a Memorandum of Understanding with these organizations, UArctic
formalizes and strengthens a long-standing relationship with these
A multidisciplinary course on the climate change effects on people
and environment and especially the effects on snow and ice was held in
Abisko, in Sweden, in March 19-23, 2012. A special aspect was also given
to the monitoring and research conducted at the Abisko area during the
The UArctic Thematic Network on Social Work has published its March 2012 newsletter, available in PDF. Highlights of the newsletter include Russian-Finnish collaboration on the Master’s degree program (BCBU) in Comparative Social Work, recent meetings in Arkhangelsk and Akureyri, and the upcoming conference in Stockholm in Ju...
The Rector of North-Eastern Federal University Yevgenia Mikhailova
and the Chairman of the Board of the World Reindeer Herders Association
Mikhail Pogodaev had a meeting on March 14 during which a Memorandum of
Understanding between the Federal University and the UArctic
International Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer...
Applications to the fourth IPY Field School are now accepted. The
course will run between 25 June – 13 July and only 25 highly qualified
undergraduate and early graduate level students will be admitted.
Application deadline is 1. April.
The delegation from North-Eastern Federal University (Yakutsk, Siberia) has visited University of Saskatchewan, March 15-22, to discuss some questions concerning collaboration in some areas including health in the Arctic.
The Nordic Council has adopted a proposal calling for the Nordic Council of Ministers to “initiate an action plan for an expanded Nordic research infrastructure cooperation in the Arctic to stimulate cross-sectorial / disciplinary network of research and research that includes the U.S., Canada, Russia and EU” in recent sess...
Open session including students and youth at the Snow Cinema
outside Thon hotel in Kautokeino the presence of H.S.H Prince Albert II
and H.S.H Princess Charlene. IPY, Climate Change and Reindeer Herding, finding stories in the field: Dissemination of IPY results and legacies.