The theme of the 2017 Academy is ‘Perceptions of the Arctic: Rich or Scarce, Mass-scale or Traditional, Conflict or Cooperation?’. The focus is inspired by the fact that there is a growing global interest, even a hype, from many actors, also from outside, towards the Arctic region and its resources, as well as Arctic issues. Furthermore, the northernmost region of the globe and related issues are widely discussed in politics and academia, also misunderstood, or simply not understood.

The planned schedule and route is the following: June 1 in Inari (Finland), June 2-3 in Kirkenes (Norway), June 4 travelling via Murmansk, June 5-6 in Apatity (Russia), June 7 travelling via Salla (Finland), June 8 in Tornio (Finland), and Haparanda and June 9-11 in Umeå (Sweden).

This is the first call for established researchers and early-career scientists, particularly PhD candidates and post-docs, with different academic backgrounds to participate and present their work in the 2016 Calotte Academy.

For more information see the attached file

About the Calotte Academy
The international travelling symposium, Calotte Academy, organized since 1991, is an annual doctoral summer school for PhD candidates from the Arctic states, as well as from the observer countries of the Arctic Council (see Final Reports of the Calotte Academy – It is also one of the main annual gatherings of the UArctic-Northern Research Forum and Thematic Network on Geopolitics and Security, as well as a sub-forum for the Northern Research Forum (NRF). Furthermore, the 2017 Academy will also act as an annual regional forum for a discussion on the GlobalArctic handbook (see, and a training exercise for the Model Arctic Council 2017-2018, which will take place in October 2017 and 2018 in Finland. Finally, it is a pre-conference symposium for the ICASS IX People & Place in June 8-12, 2017 in Umeå. Sweden

More Information and Contact
For more information about the 2017 Calotte Academy please contact:
Prof. Lassi Heininen, University of Lapland. E-mail:
Rector Liisa Holmberg, Sámi Education Institute, Inari. E-mail:
Director Marianne Neerland Soleim, Barents Institute at UiT – Arctic University of Norway. E-mail:
Senior Researcher Ludmila Ivanova, Luzin Institute for Economic Studies of RAS. E-mail: