Download the announcement and call for community input and White Papers for the first Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) which will be held in Vancouver (Canada) on 30 April-2 May, 2013. The AOS is a task of the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) which is led by the Arctic Council and IASC.

Update: Based on multiple requests we decided to extend abstract deadline to Dec 15, 2012. You are hereby invited to the Artek Event 2013 with the topic “Sustainability in mining in the Arctic”; a very exciting and highly relevant topic. Please forward this invitation to relevant persons in your network with encouragement to...

The 6th University of the Arctic Rectors’ Forum has concluded in Winnipeg Canada, held from Nov 13-15, 2012. This year, the Forum was attended by 37 presidents and rectors of higher education institutions from all eight Arctic countries.  Hosted by University of Manitoba, the theme of the 2012 Rectors’ Forum was "Pan-Arctic...

The Arctic Co-operation Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers has opened up for applications for economic support in 2013 to new project proposals as well as for the continuation of existing project. The deadline for applications is January 20th, 2013

The University of Tromsø invites interested students to apply to the Master's in Indigenous Studies (MIS) "Insight into Global Indigenous Issues". The deadline for international applicants is Dec 1, 2012. Quota scholarships are available for students from select UArctic partner universities.

As part of the UArctic Rectors' Forum, 21 students from 15 different UArctic member institution arrived in snowy Winnipeg to participate in the 3rd UArctic Student Forum (November 10-14, 2012).

On 14 and 15 November, 2012 Senior Arctic Officials, representatives of the Arctic Council’s Member States, Working groups, observers -- including the University of the Arctic -- and organisations for Indigenous peoples met in Haparanda. Sweden holds the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council until May next year. The focu...

A University of the Arctic group led by UArctic president Lars Kullerud, currently in Manitoba for the UArctic 2012 Rector’s Forum, on Tue Nov 13 visited the University of Winnipeg. The purpose of the visit was to share information about UArctic with Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President & Vice-Chancellor (and former member of...

UArctic President, UArctic VP Indigenous, rector Jelena Porsanger of Sámi University College, and staff members of UArctic International Office Pierre-André Forest and Pirkko Pulkkanen (in Manitoba for the UArctic Rectors' Forum), on Tuesday Nov 13 visited the University of Manitoba Extended Education and Aboriginal Focu...

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...