The Thematic Network on Permafrost/Natural hazards summer course was held in the North-Eastern Federal University, Yakutsk in August 2016. The summer field school aimed to provide the students with an overview of the many different research topics related to permafrost, ranging from geoscience, engineering, bioscience to soci...

The UArctic Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research, also known as SubZero, has just launched their new website at The new website introduces the purpose of the network and the people behind SubZero, and most importantly features several visual projects done within the framework of the Thematic Network.

The Call for proposals for the Nordic Master programme is now open until 22nd September 2016. The Nordic Master (NM) is the Nordic Council of Ministers’ funding programme, which offers financing for joint Nordic Master’s programmes based on research, excellence and high quality.

Tyumen State University (Russia) presents a new research project – BRICS Law Journal. Though BRICS is an association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, the journal is an open forum for the dialogue between legal scholars in BRICS countries as well in the whole world. You are welcome to make a contribution on Ar...

The IASSA Secretariat reminds of the upcoming ICASS IX 2017 at Umeå University in Umeå, Sweden, June 8 to June 12 2017. Session proposals for the conference are due September 23, 2016.

Yugra State University hosted the VI International Meeting on the Biology of Sphagnum on 1-11 August. This was the first time when it was held in Russia. 35 researchers from different countries studied distribution of numerous Sphagnum species in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra.

The 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly is two months away. A number of governments, corporations, universities, organizations, associations, think tanks and other institutions are already preparing their participation in the fourth Assembly.

Russian Fund of Fundamental Research (RFBR) and Royal Society of London announced call for projects on organization of Russian-British seminars/workshops of young scientists in 2017 in Russia. Deadline for applications is October 10, 2016.

14 projects got funding from SIU - Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education. The total amount of funds allocated is EUR 586,073 . Projects in humanities, linguistics, distance education, as well as business, energy and aquaculture will be implemented by internatinal experts. 

Nearly everyone experiences loneliness from time to time but moving to a sub-arctic environment, lacking support and not speaking the local language can cause social exclusion and have serious health consequences.