We at UArctic, together with the local host organizations in Iceland, have made the difficult decision to postpone the UArctic Congress (originally scheduled to take place in Reykjavik Oct 6-8, 2020) until May 2021 in conjunction with the Arctic Council Ministerial.

The Migration in the North 2020 Conference​ is postponed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and will be organised as a virtual conference in the autumn 2020. The new dates will be informed later. 


With regard to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 Northern Arctic Federal University  transfers the II International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” for June 2021. The event will be held in Arkhangelsk within the framework of X International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS Х)

University of Alaska Fairbanks One Health Team wants to reach out with a program opportunity for students that want to deepen their understanding of One Health and incorporate the paradigm and problem-solving skills into their future careers. 









Due to the worsening situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic in Japan and worldwide and after careful consultation with the Advisory Committee, the Convenor of the 14th Polar Law Symposium has decided to postpone the Kobe Polar Law Symposium to fall of 2021. Most likely it will be held around November 2021.  

Three years after the pioneer e-publication on Russian Laws on Indigenous Issues UArctic experts issued “Russian Laws on Indigenous Issues (Vol. II): Wildlife Laws, Concept of Sustainable Development and supplementary legal forms for indigenous communities” (translated into English with commentary).