Venues: The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and Isfjord Radio

Time: 28 May – 6 June (Longyearbyen 28 May – 1 June and Isfjord Radio 1–6 June)

The Polar Academy contribute to education of new Arctic scientists through the annual summer school. The Arctic is attracting increasing attention from most corners of the World. There has probably never been a time in history where the need for knowledge about complex challenges in the High North has been greater. The future opportunities, challenges, and problems of the Arctic will be in the hands of today’s young scholars and decision-makers.

The summer schools apply the concept of “Three Poles” as a framework that links the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Himalayan regions as an umbrella framework. The 2023 summer school will focus particularly on linkages between the Arctic and the Himalayas. The curriculum is highly interdisciplinary, and a major objective of the summer school is to train young scholars to be thinking across disciplinary boundaries and discuss applied and complex issues. The first three days will be spent in Longyearbyen, and the following six days at the field station Isfjord Radio.

The students of different disciplinary backgrounds will publish the results of their work at the
summer school in a joint peer reviewed article published in an international journal of high academic standard.

Applications are sent to the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP) via the online application form. See link to the form in the side menu under “Documents and links”.

Application deadline is 1 March 2023. The selected candidates will be notified by 1 April.

The ‘Global Arctic’ trilogy will be rounded off in 2024 with broadening the perspective to include the Antarctic. Judging by the motivation of the 2022 students, their skills, and abilities to work together as a team – the Polar regions of tomorrow are in good hands!

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