Baikal State University of Economics and Law (filial in Irkutsk, Russia) will hold all-Russian conference "The Arctic and the challenges of globalization", June 18, 2015 in the framework of the VIII National Festival of Mass Communications "PR Days in Yakutia-2015".
It is with great sadness that UArctic announces the loss of James McDonald, our Council Chair and long-serving representative from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Jim, as he was known to his friends, will be dearly missed both as a leading contributor to the development of UArctic and for his humour and wa...
The UArctic Thematic Network Arctic Sustainable Art and Design (ASAD) meeting met today in a special symposiumm "Value of Arctic Design - Demonstrating the Impact," in conjunction with the Arctic Design Week in Rovaniemi, Finland.
The production of the second volume of the Arctic Human Development Report (AHDR-II) on the tenth anniversary of the first AHDR makes it possible to move beyond the baseline assessment to make valuable comparisons and contrasts across a decade of persistent and rapid change in the North.
Application round is open for a unique graduate course "Understanding the Human Dimensions of Long-term Environmental Change: Transformations of Iceland from the Viking Era through the late Medieval Period (CE 850-1500)". The field course is organized in Bárðardalur, Northern Iceland on June 5-15, 2015. Apply by March 15.
CIRCLA (Aalborg University), UArctic and ARC (Aarhus University) jointly organize a post-graduate summer school within the social and human sciences on change and continuation in the Arctic. The summer school is held in Aalborg University, Denmark on 12-15 August 2015. Application deadline: 9 April 2015.
Arctic Design Week 2015, the world’s northernmost design week, takes place on 16-22 February 2015 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The theme of the 7th design week is Transparency, which explores the role of design in the sustainable development of the Arctic.
The Eurasia Foundation invites accredited higher education institutions from Russia and the United States to submit joint proposals for the development of new institutional partnerships funded by the US-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP). Application deadlines: March 2, 2015 and May 18, 2015.
A new report from Macdonald-Laurier Institute, written Greg Poelzer (University of Saskatchewan/ICNGD; lead of Thematic Network on Northern Governance), suggests that Canada should follow Norway’s example by placing natural resource revenues into investments that can be used over the long-term. (original article: MLI)
Call for Papers for th Eighth Polar Law Symposium, "The Science, Scholarship and Practice of Polar Law: Strengthening Arctic Peoples and Places" in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska, September 23-26, 2015. See information below and the accompanying flyer.
The 2nd International Conferene "In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi Process – Local and Global Arctic" takes place 24-26 November 2015 in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. The conference now kindly invites abstracts for oral presentations in the thematic sessions (see the list below).
At the beginning of February, a delegation of 39 staff members from the College of Social Education in Ilulissat, Greenland, took the trip to Norway to visit UiT The Arctic University of Norway, campus Alta.