The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland is taking part in a new two-year project (2017–2018) with the objective of enhancing better and suitable employment for immigrant women. The project will produce practical approaches that employers and companies can implement, and identify possibilities for networking between imm...



The new portal at congress.uarctic.org will be continuously updated with new information as we get closer to the second UArctic Congress, organized in Oulu and Helsinki, Finland on September 3-7, 2018.


The second UK-Russia workshop within the project "Development of the UK-Russia Arctic Research and collaboration Network" was held at Northern (Arctic) Federal University on the 16th - 17th of November as a part of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education.


The High North Dialogue conference (Bodø, Norway, April 18–19, 2018) gathers experts and stakeholders from a wide range of sectors and has a strong focus on business development and economic growth in the High North. The conference coincides with week-long Master and PhD courses.




Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries, has been selected for the 2017-2018 Nansen visiting professorship. The position is located at the University of Akureyri and is awarded to individuals (academic or researcher) to conduct their research on Arctic issues of common int...

An international conference for polar libraries is coming in June 2018 to Rovaniemi, Finland.The Polar Libraries Colloquy is organized by Lapland University Consortium Library and University of Lapland.

As part of the 10th Polar Law Symposium in Rovaniemi (Nov 13-14), bringing together over 100 participants discussing multifaceted Arctic legal and societal themes, the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law organized a panel on Sacred Natural Sites. The panel was held to celebrate a new book "Experiencing and Protecting Sacre...

Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS) announces two awards supported by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation: the 2018 Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research, and W. Garfield Weston Awards for Northern Research and Northern Archaeological Research. Deadline: January 31, 2018.