A larger-scale joint Nordic Initiative on Arctic Research will be launched in 2014. The programme is coordinated by NordForsk, that is a platform for joint Nordic research and research policy development. First call for proposals will be announced during the first half of 2014. The title of the initiative is Respons...


You can now register online registration at www.arcticfrontiers.com  and we encourage you to book early to ensure that accommodation is available. Packages are available for the full conference, as well as just the policy or science sections. Specific days can also be booked. Student prices are also available


Arctic Yearbook 2013 launched

Thu, Oct 17, 2013
The Arctic Yearbook 2013 was launched on October 12, 2013, during the Arctic Circle conference in Reykjavik. The full publication is available for download on the Arctic Yearbook website. The Arctic Yearbook is edited by Lassi Heininen (Editor) with Heather Exner-Pirot and Joël Plouffe (Managing Editors) and is an activity of...

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the UArctic Vice-President Indigenous was signed between Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN)  and the University of the Arctic during the Board of Governors meeting in Reykjavik on Oct 12th, 2013. President Lars Kullerud signed the MoU on behalf of UArctic and President Gary...

Finnish Academy in cooperation Finnish Ministry of Education will launch an Arctic Research Programme 2014-2018. This Programme is an outcome of the new Finnish Arctic Strategy. Programme principles and contributions will also follow European- and globally-defined Grand Challenges. This programme is actually one of...

Welcome to the 10th Gargia-Tana conference for regional development in the North. This year's theme is 'Ecology and sustainable business and community development in the circumpolar north'. The conference takes place in Tanabru, Norway on 23–25 October 2013, and it is hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway and UArctic...

Two UArctic figures are travelling with the Olympic Torch to the North Pole. Pat Pitney, Vice-President Finance and the head of the UArctic Finance Office, and Lassi Heininen, the leader of the Geopolitics and Security Thematic Network, are part of the delegation of Arctic representatives selected to carry the torch during it...

A UN indigenous rights investigator said Canada faces a "crisis" when it comes to the situation of the country's aboriginal peoples. James Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said Tuesday that one in five aboriginal Canadians lives in a home in need of serious repairs, and the suicide rate...

Even a short stay abroad can teach you quite a lot, not only about the place and its people but also about who you are. Aura Pieski spent just one month in Iqaluit, Canada in 2005, but in that one month she was able to learn new things to bring back to her work, and see how similar two Arctic cultures could be even though the...

Under the auspices of Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) and international projects RIHN (Japan), JAMSTEC (Japan), GRENE Tea (Japan), PAGE21 (EU) and INTERACT (EU), Yakutsk will host 2nd international conference ‘Global Warming and the Human-Nature Dimension in Siberia: Social Adaptation to the Changes of the Ter...

Brussels, October 7th, 2013: – European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki, Vice-President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant and Belgium’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders headline next week Brussels’ premier gathering on Arctic issues, which this year...

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) has recently posted a call for applications for collaboration projects in higher education in the new High North Program. The High North Program 2013–2018 supports cooperation between higher education institutions in Norway and in five important collabo...

The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law has published the online publication "Current Developments in Arctic Law," (edited by Timo Koivurova and Waliul Hasanat, 2013) now available from their website. The contributions from members of the Thematic Network were chosen for their insights into their fields and show the bread...