Discussions will focus on questions of sovereignty and boundary disputes on land and sea, the rights of arctic indigenous peoples, self-government and good governance, security, climate change, economies and business development, resource claims, and biodiversity in the polar regions.

The master's program is designed both for lawyers and non-lawyers. Graduates will be qualified for work in the public and private sectors, with different levels of international government and regional organizations, with academic and non-governmental institutions, and with national and transnational corporations that promote the interests of the polar regions and their inhabitants.

Intensive courses will be taught by the leading international academic experts and practitioners in the field of polar law. There is no tuition fee. The deadline for application is Wednesday, 15 April 2009.

The University of Akureyri is located in Northern Iceland in attractive natural surroundings. For further information about the school, please visit the UNAK website

Further information about the program can be obtained here.

Or by contacting:

Dr. Natalia Loukacheva
Director, Polar Law Program
Email: natalial@unak.is