Nordic Way at Rio+20 on UN TV

Tue, Jun 19, 2012
The opening meetings of Rio+20 have commenced and the exhibition grounds around the conference have opened, including Athletes Park where the stand of the Nordic Council of Ministers is located. The Rio Pavilion TV Studio that covers the event features an interview on NCM activities in Rio.

The University of Saskatchewan’s International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, in collaboration with the UArctic Thematic Network on Food Security, invites you to participate in their fall 2012 workshop, Improving Food Security in the North: A Workshop on Sustainable Northern Greenhouses. Announcement Poster

Mary May Simon’s first lessons in leadership were at her grandmother’s knee, in front of a warm wood stove. Growing up in northern Quebec, Simon was deeply rooted in her Inuit culture, which gave her a foundation for a future of achievement. See original article: University of Alberta, by B...

Elisa Coates is of Caucasian descent and was born and raised in southern Ontario in Canada. The town she lives in ia a suburb of a larger city with 200,000 people, and there are many cities surrounding it that have many people as well with around 500,000 and 300,000. It is an area of many cultural diversities with people comi...

The Council of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) has concluded its 15th meeting, this year hosted by the University of Tromsø. The main message from the meeting is how UArctic is moving ahead to its next phase through the development of a new Strategic Plan 2020. Press Release (PDF)


Today, during the Council meeting in Tromsø, the University of the Arctic and its member institution the Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) in Arkhangelsksigned an agreement enabling NArFU to manage Russian funding on behalf of the University of the Arctic. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UArctic Pres...



UArctic Annual Report for 2011

Fri, Jun 08, 2012
UArctic's Board of Governors approve the UArctic Annual Report for 2011 at their recent meeting in Nuuk, Greenland. The report provides an overview of UArctic's activities for the year, organized by Strategic Area, with a particular focus on our Thematic Networks.

Uist student visits Iceland

Wed, Jun 06, 2012
Peter Ferguson, a University of the Highlands and Islands student from North Uist, at the Skaftaell glacier in Iceland. Peter is studying for a degree in fine art through Lews Castle College UHI and visited Iceland for the recent Reykjavik Arts Festival. Source: UHI

The first time I’ve become involved into the Arctic in 2006, when I took the first course of the BCS program offered by the University of the Arctic. That time I did not even realize how it was going to change my entire life.

The University of the Arctic’s board meeting is taking place at Nuuk, Greenland from the 4th of June till the 6th of June, chaired by Barry Scherr. The Board will be reviewing the financial activity report of 2011. The Board will also discuss the strategic development and self evaluation of UArctic.

The new issue of UArctic's annual magazine Shared Voices has been released and is now accessible for download. This year's issue takes the theme of 'Our Northern Futures' - and features articles from many of our Thematic Networks and cooperation partners on how northerners are shaping a better future for themselves.