The INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science II printed book, and the INTERACTive e-book take the reader on a continuing journey through the Arctic and neighbouring alpine and forest areas, and presents the excitement and adventure that a group of researchers both enjoy and endure.

Around the time that we were asked to contribute to a recognition of the Arctic Council’s twenty fifth anniversary and UArctic’s role in that history, we received word that Professor O.W. Heal – Bill to all of his friends – had sadly passed away. If any single individual could be credited for hatching the original idea of the...

New UArctic Board Members

Fri, May 21, 2021
During the Second Meeting of the Assembly of UArctic on Friday 14, 2021, the Assembly of UArctic elected new board members for the three-year term 2021-2024.

The online parallel session took place on 18 May 2021 at the UArctic Congress 2021, and was entitled “The Arctic Contributing Toward WHO Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020–2030”. This focus on Healthy Ageing is part of the priorities of the UArctic Thematic Network on Health and Well-being in the Arctic, Northern Dimension Institu...

UArctic welcomes seven new Thematic Networks which were approved by the Assembly of UArctic in their meeting held online on May 14th, prior to the 2021 UArctic Congress.  


The 2021 meeting of the Assembly was held online on May 14th. It was co-hosted by Icelandic members of UArctic, Agricultural University of Iceland, Bifröst University, Hólar University, Iceland University of the Arts, Reykjavik University, University of Akureyri, University Centre of the Westfjords, and the University of Ic...

The latest issue of our annual magazine, Shared Voices, is now available online. To celebrate UArctic's 20-year anniversary, the 2021 issue envisions how UArctic will make a difference in the Arctic and in the world and where the network will be going in the next ten years.


The University of the Arctic has grown from a fantastic idea into circumpolar reality over the past twenty years. This success is an outcome of the creative minds in the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program of the Arctic Council back in 1997, followed up by strong leadership from the Arctic Indigenous peoples’ organizatio...

As part of the UArctic Congress 2021, heads of all UArctic higher education members have been invited to participate in the UArctic Rectors Roundtable meeting on the theme of the Future of Circumpolar Higher Education and Research, Sunday May 16, 1300-14:30 UTC.

Dear Colleagues, The University of the Arctic is interested in understanding the extent to which UArctic members and other universities and organizations are offering Arctic studies courses and degree programs jointly across two or more institutions. We also want to understand the barriers to and supports needed for developin...