The Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) will host a webinar on the Fulbright Arctic Initiative on 25 August 2017. During this webinar, co-lead scholars Mike Sfraga and Ross Virginia and others will reflect on their experiences and the impacts of this variation on the Fulbright model. The webinar is open to th...

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference to Québec, Canada from December 11-15, 2017. Registration is open, and abstracts can still be submitted until September 22.

The 7th Northern Political Economy symposium will address political aspects of life in the Arctic as well as the Arctic life as an object of politics, even in the academia. The event will be held in Loma-Vietonen (Ylitornio), 65 kilometres northwest from Rovaniemi, Finland. Registrations by 15 September 2017.

David Palma participated in an interdisciplinary PhD and post-doc summer school in Longyearbyen, Svalbard in early August 2017 to learn about the challenges and opportunities related to governance of the Arctic Ocean, focusing on the marginal ice zone (MIZ). In this blog post, he shares his experiences and what he learned dur...


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...