UArctic Congress 2018 Concludes in Finland

September 8, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Today UArctic Congress 2018 concluded in Helsinki featuring addresses by President Tarja Halonen of Finland, and a closing panel looking at the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on gender equality and climate change.

“To make real global impact requires a genuine dialogue between researchers and other stakeholders, and the UArctic Congress 2018 has been a fantastic forum for this,” says University of Helsinki Rector Jari Niemelä.

Hosted by the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki, the UArctic Congress 2018 is the largest event ever organized by the University of the Arctic (UArctic), with over 600 participants from more than 30 countries, a range of high-level keynote plenaries and nearly 50 science sessions with over 250 presenters. Organized every other year in the chair country of the Arctic Council, the UArctic Congress brings together key UArctic meetings and a full science conference into a single event, alongside a variety of side-events, and an engaging social and cultural program.

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UArctic and KMI organized 2nd Arctic Academy in Korea

July 14, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova

Korea Maritime InstituteStarting July 10 and till July 16 the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) has been hosting the 2nd Korea Arctic Academy in Busan, Republic of Korea.

The 2nd  Arctic Academy in Korea is sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, and co-organized by the University of the Arctic and Korea Maritime Institute. Student participants come from different UArctic members institutions. Altogether 29 students including 11 indigenous students from 7 Arctic  countries and  10 Korean students have been participating in lectures and discussions on various Arctic agenda, visiting Korea’s Arctic related institutions, and experiencing traditional and modern Korean culture.

Among keynote speakesr at the Arctic Academy were Bernard Funston the Executive Secretary of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), James Gamble the Executive Director of the Aleut International Association, Matti Heimonen Ambassador of Finland in Korea, Odin Kwon the Vice President of the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., LTD and others. During their short-term courses students also prepared presentations  on an Arctic relevant topic of their choice. Due to the diverse academic background of the students, many themes concerning Arctic were mentioned, such as marine seismic surveys in the Arctic, world reindeer herding, indigenous peoples in Arctic governance, rights of the people living in the Artic etc.

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UArctic Scholarships Granted to Dukha Youth, Mongolia

October 20, 2015 • Philip Burgess

Ola Elvastuen with Dukha youthLast month, during the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a number of Norwegian parliamentarians met with Dukha / Tsataan youth with whom WRH and ICR partners through the Nomadic Herders project in a session organized by ICR. (see story and photo essay here).

In tandem with this session, 12 reindeer husbandry youth were granted UArctic Scholarships through the UArctic EALAT Institute. The scholarships were granted to work with Traditional Knowledge in their own culture related to protected areas,  reindeer husbandry and conservation of biodiversity in times of climate change. The scholarships were delivered by Ola Elvestuen, a representative of the Venstre party in the Norwegian Storting.

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UArctic Shared Voices – Now Online

April 1, 2015 • Philip Burgess

UArctic LogoGrants for NOS-HS Humanities and Social Sciences Workshops

Mar 31, 2015 02:31 pm

The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS) and the Swedish Research Council invite proposals for funding for a series of workshops.

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Arctic Academy in Korea in August 1722, 2015 call for student nominations

Mar 31, 2015 01:04 pm

UArctic and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) are pleased to announce an opportunity for students from UArctic member institutions to participate in a pilot of the Arctic Academy in Korea – a one-week study program in August 17 –22, 2015 at KMI together with students from Korean universities.


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High North Programme 2013–2018: Call for applications

Mar 31, 2015 10:06 am

Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) invites Norwegian higher education institutions to apply for funding in cooperation with institutions in Canada, China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the U.S. within the High North Programme.

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The new Institute of High Biomedical Technologies

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UArctic Shared Voices Now Out

February 3, 2015 • Philip Burgess

UArctic LogoEvery month the University of the Arctic releases ‘Shared Voices’, a newsletter that gives information about the events and activities of the UArctic and its affiliates. The latest newsletter has just been released.

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Watch UArctic President Address to Yakutsk Conference

December 4, 2014 • Philip Burgess

Lars KullerudWatch UArctic President, Lars Kullerud address to the recent conference “Prospects of Sustainable Development” which was hosted by the Government of Sakha Republic (Yakutia).” in Yakutsk, Russia.