Professor Mauri Ylä-Kotola, President of the University of Lapland, recognizes early visionaries of UArctic during his dinner address at the In the Spirit of Rovaniemi Process Conference in Rovaniemi, Finland. Held from December 3rd to 5th and organized jointly by the City of Rovaniemi and the Arctic Centre of the University...

The Arctic is undergoing substantial changes regarding urbanisation, settlement patterns, occupational structures, climate and migration, creating challenges for engineering, technical and societal strategies as well as solutions. The development enhances the need for affordable, robust and sustainable engineering solutions t...

Northern (Arctic) Federal University invites Master and PhD student to take part in the course “Model Arctic Council”. The goals of the Model Arctic Council are: - to support already existing cooperation between the UArctic member institutions and between the UArctic and the Arctic Council - to allow the high school youth to...

UArctic's new Strategic Plan has been approved by UArctic's Board, after extensive consultation with the Council of UArctic and other units. The new plan sets out UArctic's vision - An Empowered North – With Shared Voices - as well as its mission, values, and goals that will guide the work of the organization for the remainde...

UArctic's senior management team Ma-Mawi hold meetings Dec 2-4, 2013 in conjunction with the international Arctic conference “In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process - Arctic Cities, Global Processes and Local Realities”  in Rovaniemi, Finland.  During their meetings, Ma-Mawi will define UArctic's 3-year Implementation Plan,...

The University of Turku coordinates several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 mobility programmes that cooperate between European, Russian and Eastern Neighborhood universities. These projects offer possibilities for EU citizens to apply for academic visits to partner universities in Russian, Belarusian, Moldovan, Ukrainian...

Why did the governance of the life of populations become a central concern for modern states and what have the consequences been for life? University of Lapland will enable students to answer these questions by offering the first ever master’s degree program in Global Biopolitics. A new application round will be open from Dec...


Lassi Heininen, Adjunct Professor of the University of Lapland, Finland and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Northern Research Forum, visited Northern Arctic Federal University on 12–15 November and gave lectures to NArFU’s students. Professor Heininen’s course of lectures focused on Security issues, Geopol...

A new application round will be open from December 2, 2013 to January 31, 2014 for the master's degree program in Media Education at the University of Lapland. The program aims to develop profound media literacy and competence by examining media and media culture from three perspectives: media in teaching and learning; empo...

The University of the Arctic (UArctic), in collaboration with the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and CIRCLA (Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Learning in the Arctic) at Aalborg University held a caucus meeting of its member institutions in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islan...