University of the Arctic (UArctic) introduces the first UArctic Chair, Professor Jeffrey Welker, as a collaborative appointment between UArctic, the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The inaugural position is hosted by the University of Oulu.

The ‘Language Contact in the Circumpolar World’ conference (Moscow, Russia, 27-29 October 2017) will bring together researchers studying language contact in the North, and discussions of any aspect of the topic are welcome. Of particular importance is the question of whether language contact in the circumpolar world is differ...

At the 2016 Arctic Science Ministerial meeting, the ministers committed to the “shared development of a science-driven, integrated Arctic-observing system” and saw “a critical role for the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) initiative”. As a response to this, the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) and...

The latest issue of our annual magazine, Shared Voices, is now available online. As 2017 marks twenty years since the birth of the idea of UArctic, the 2017 issue focuses on the roots and development of UArctic through personal recollections of the network's early days.

A series of pre-meetings and public discussion in Nuuk, Greenland will take place today, before the full meeting of the Council of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) begins on Aug 15. This year's Council meeting is hosted by Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland, with a pre-meeting excursion in Sisimiut hosted by the Ar...




The 6th World Reindeer Herders' Congress focuses on human health issues, biodiversity and protected areas, industrial development and food culture. The event is hosted by Sáminuorra, Renägarförbundet, Svenska Samernas Riksförbund and Jokkmokk Municipality, together with Association of World Reindeer Herders, on 16-20 August 2...



Scholars and researchers from the eight Arctic Council countries can now apply for the Fulbright Arctic Initative, an 18-month collaborative research program which will begin in spring 2018 and run through the fall of 2019. Deadline: October 16, 2017 (international) or October 30, 2017 (US applicants).