College and university students around the world are invited to submit a poster for the Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Symposium in Nanaimo, British Columbia taking place from April 12-13th, 2017. The conference is titled, “Innovations in Community Based Research and Management for Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Development”,...

The Arctic Broadband Forum will unite educators, researchers and industry from across the World to discuss the challenges, successes and potential of telecommunications and broadband deployment in the Arctic for economics, healthcare and education.

On 24-26 May 2017, the 5th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium, hosted by Dalian Maritime University in collaboration with Polar Research Institute of China, will take place in Dalian, a port city in Northern China, with the conference theme of “Towards the Future: Trans-regional Cooperation in the Arctic: Development a...

13-15 June 2017 at University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway The Arctic is often claimed to be a unique region, both for its natural environment, as well as the peaceful political conditions that continue to prevail, despite the tensions and challenges taking place on a global scale. Cooperation in the Arctic has...


Northern Notes is the newsletter of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA). It is published on the web by the IASSA Secretariat twice a year with a Spring/Summer and an Autumn/Winter issue, and is available to all web users. To view previous issues, click here.




Dear students! Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Russia) will hold a youth forum "PROFormat" from 15 to 16 March. One of its sessions is called "PROPlanet" and connected with environmental awareness. Organizers ask young representatives of the Circumpolar region to record a 3-minute video on how to protect the pure nature of the...

A Story From An Intern

Wed, Feb 15, 2017
I have spent my last 3 and a half months as an intern at the UArctic Secretariat as part of a project funded by the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation. My office was located at University of Lapland in the city of Rovaniemi (Finland). From several points of views, the experience was amazing and it was a great...

The Arctic is changing fast, both in terms of climate warming and in how organisms interact with each other. To understand the implications of such changes, we need to understand how Arctic ecosystems are structured, and how Arctic species are interlinked by complex, live interactions, such as predation and herbivory. In shor...

Global challenges affect us all. This summer, from 12-22 June, 2017, Bergen Summer Research School presents six PhD courses dealing with some of the most pressing global challenges, ranging from migration, higher education, global health, water management, poverty, and the use of language, taking place at the University of Be...