Call for proposals for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Master funding scheme is still open, with the deadline for submitting proposals on September 16, 2015 at 4 PM (EET - Eastern European Time).
Canada is the only circumpolar country without an Arctic university. Kyle Carsten Wyatt's article for the Walrus magazine discusses why one should be established and how it would benefit people both in the North and in the South. Full article on the Walrus website.
Two projects of the Siberian Federal University scientists won grants of the East-Siberian Oil and Gas Company program. Program is aimed at supporting scientific research on the northern regions challenges
The Students' Forum portion of the UArctic Rectors' Forum begins today in Sweden at Umeå University. Student representation in the Rectors' Forum has become a regular feature, and gives a direct student voice into the main issues of higher education and science being addressed.
At the training ground "Spasskaya Pad"was held the joint summer school of Hokkaido University, Institute of Biological Cryolithozone Problems (Siberian Branch RAS) and North-Eastern Federal University. The study involved NEFU students and postgraduates, and nine students from the Hokkaido University.
A new book of fairy tales "Tales of the river," based on the folklore of Indigenous Peoples of the North will be illustrated by children. The book author Elena Namakonova writes her own fairy tales based on rare folklore sources, recorded among indigenous peoples by number of researchers and ethnographers in the early XX cent...
The “Ikenipke” festival is aimed at revival of national traditions, it offers an opportunity to meet the folklore, culture, songs and games of Tofalars and Evenks, the indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East.
The Sami flag was designed by Astrid Båhl with the initiative of Saami Council. The flag was officially recognized as the national flag of the Sami at the 13th Saami conference in Sweden on August 13-15, 1986 and was raised for the first time on 14 August 2015
On August, 14-16 the UNESCO Chair of Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia hosted the seminar “Construction of a chum - traditional housing of the Ob-Ugric peoples” organized together with the Youth organization of the Ob-Ugric peoples (MOOUN) within the project “Folk Workshop for Preserving and Promoting the Tradit...
Public Health is moving forward on the special issue related to ‘Extreme Epidemiology’ to be published in fall 2016, and the editors are in process of developing a list of potential authors and manuscripts until Sept 1, 2015. The focus is on epidemiology in extreme climates, including the Arctic and the tropics.
On August 11, latest edition of the Webometrics World Ranking of universities was published. NEFU improved its position, became better on 232 points and is now at 3232 position among world universities and 50th among Russian universities.
The Early Bird registration for the conference ”In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process – Local and Global Arctic” is open until 31 August. The conference will take place in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland on 24-26 November 2015.
The I International Summer Institute "Innovative Learning Institute on Circumpolar Health" was opened 10 August on the base of North-Eastern Federal University. This is the first event organized in the framework of the new UArctic Thematic Network "Northern Nursing Education".