Due to the worsening situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Japan and worldwide and after careful consultation with the Advisory Committee, the Convenor of the 14th Polar Law Symposium has decided to postpone the Kobe Polar Law Symposium to fall of 2021. Most likely it will be held around November 2021.  

Three years after the pioneer e-publication on Russian Laws on Indigenous Issues UArctic experts issued “Russian Laws on Indigenous Issues (Vol. II): Wildlife Laws, Concept of Sustainable Development and supplementary legal forms for indigenous communities” (translated into English with commentary).

UArctic Covid-19 Statement

Tue, Apr 28, 2020
The UArctic Board has prepared a statement regarding our response to the current Covid-19 situation.

As the current pandemic evolves, the focus on the health effects of the coronavirus widens. While nations around the globe implement strict measures to flatten the curve of infections, concerns are rising that the virus and the measures taken to combat it, will cause long-term mental health issues.


Laura Halbach a PhD student from Aarhus University, started her journey to Nuuk, Greenland in February.  "Since I have a great passion for the polar regions and since I am working within my PhD with microalgae living within glacier ice, the course “Sea Ice Ecology” fitted very well to my ongoing research projects."

Associate Professor Jennifer Munday from Albury Wodonga Campus of Charles Sturt University, Australia will speak about using embedded ePorfolio in a Bachelor of Education. The webinar will be held on 6th of May, 2020 at 17.00 Australian time (UTC +10).


The UArctic Philanthropy Manager will work closely with its leadership and partners to define, lead and execute philanthropic fundraising activities and programs for the non-profit UArctic Association (50-75%), the Arctic Circle (25-50%), and collaborations between the two.


Aiming to serve as a platform for a tri-centennial stocktaking, CIRCLA/AAU Arctic invites panel sessions and papers presenting and discussing analyses from across the human and social sciences for a conference on ‘Greenland-Denmark 1721+300=2021’.

Roza Laptander's "When we got reindeer, we moved to live to the tundra - The spoken and Silenced History of the Yamal Nenets"​ is based on the stories of the Nenets reindeer herders from the Yamal peninsula, Western Siberia. [original article from Arctic Centre - University of Lapland]