UArctic wishes happy holidays to our members, partners and friends around the world! The International Secretariat will be closed until January 2. We look forward to seeing you all at the UArctic Congress 2018!

UiT The Arctic University of Norway has a PhD position vacant from January, 2018 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached to the Faculty of Science and Technology. The appointment is for a period of four years. Link to posting.

The 15th International Summer School in Karelia (ISSK) will take place in Petrozavodsk, Russia on 14–19 May 2018. The main theme of the Summer School is "Discourses and political dimensions on the Arctic and the Barents Region – disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic studies".

The Calotte Academy 2018 ‘Discourses on the Arctic – (inter)disciplinary theories and methods of Arctic research’ will be organized in June 4-10, 2018 (tbc) in Rovaniemi, Salla and Inari, Finland; Kirkenes and Neiden, Norway; Apatity, Lovozero and Murmansk, Russia. Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2018.

CAFF and IASC, in partnership with APECS, are looking for two CAFF-IASC Fellows in this inaugural year. Fellows will identify a joint area of interest and expertise, participate in and contribute to CAFF’s work, and produce some culminating output. Application deadline: 15 Dec 2017 at 23:59 GMT.

The new portal at 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 International Summer School (ISS) offers 14 Bachelor's courses focusing mainly on Norwegian language, culture and society, and 7 Master's courses on topics of broad international interest, including a course called "A Changing Arctic". The ISS is organized at the University of Oslo (Norway), June 23 - August 3, 2018.