• Newsletter on the Human Security in the Arctic out now

    7.12.2016 10:49

    Newsletter by the HuSArctic project

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    Rise in reindeer deaths in the Arctic linked with loss of sea ice and extreme weather

    16.11.2016 8:00

    Reindeer mortality rate also ‘threatens herders’ ancient nomadic culture’

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    Coastal sea level rises if warming goes above 2 degree celsius

    10.11.2016 9:29

    Warming of 2 °C will lead to an average global ocean rise of 20 cm, but more than 90% of coastal areas will experience greater rises. If warming continues above 2 °C, then, by 2100, sea level will be rising faster than at any time during human civilization, and 80% of the global coastline is expected to exceed the upper limit of 1.8 m for mean global ocean sea level rise.

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  • Indigenous Knowledge, IPRs and Human Rights seminar 5 December

    2.11.2016 14:05

    The Faculty of Law and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre organize an open seminar about indigenous peoples’ knowledge, intellectual property rights and human rights. The seminar takes place on Monday 5 December at 12–16 in the Arctic Centre in the Arktikum house.

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    Arctic Variety opens up Finland as an Arctic country

    1.11.2016 12:27

    Finland will chair the Arctic Council in 2017 – 2019 but what makes Finland an Arctic country? Answers to that can be found in a new book “Arctic Variety” published by the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland and Europeinformation of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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    Funding for research on digitalisation and cyber security in the European High North

    26.10.2016 15:42

    NordForsk, a research facilitation and funding organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers, awarded the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland approx. 864 000 euros for research on digitalisation and cyber security in the European High North. The three-year research project is led by Associate Professor Kamrul Hossain, who is also the director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre.

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    Arctic fairy tales in the Arctic Fury Film Festival 1–4 November in Rovaniemi

    25.10.2016 10:27

    Arctic fairy tales and mysticism are the theme of this year's edition of the Arctic Fury Film Festival. From the 1st to the 4th of November magical stories will be presented in Arktikum, Rovaniemi (Pohjoisranta 4).

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    Working for the new UArctic thematic network on migration

    12.10.2016 14:44

    Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Nordregio, University of Akureyri and The Chiba University organized the Migration in the Arctic workshop on the 19th of September 2016 in Stockholm. The goal was to share the knowledge and expertise in migration and to establish a research group on Arctic Migration under the thematic network status of UArctic.

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    What if? Photo exhibition visualizes the imagined impacts of climate change

    16.9.2016 13:00

    In the Arctic, average temperatures are rising due to climate change almost twice as fast as in the rest of the world, but what does it mean for Arctic communities and nature? The photo exhibition Nanoq – Imag(in)ing Climate Change by Ilona Mettiäinen in Rovaniemi, Arktikum Science Centre visualizes some imaginary, possible and even impossible worlds that may result from climate change. Through displaying a polar bear figure in different natural environments, the exhibition challenges to think about the consequences of climate change and asks: what if?

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  • First ever UArctic Congress in St. Petersburg

    14.9.2016 16:10

    From September 12 to 16, St. Petersburg State University hosts the first ever UArctic Congress, the University of the Arctic’s largest meeting to date – with over five hundred participants. The UArctic Congress 2016 includes a science section with over 250 oral and poster presentations and world-renowned keynote speakers from across the circumpolar world. In addition, UArctic’s various governance and organizational bodies will convene together to expand cooperation in higher education and science in northern regions.

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