This publication by the  Russian Indigenous Training Centre summarizes outputs of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (2005-2014). The articles’ authors consider such issues as indigenous law, demographic changes, cultural life of indigenous peoples in the North.

17 researchers from Arctic Council nations, including the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden will engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research over the next 18 months as a part of the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Arctic Initiative.

ASSW 2015 Conference Statement

Thu, Apr 30, 2015
The International Arctic Science Committe has published the the Conference Statement of the Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015 which took place in Toyama (Japan) on 23-30 April, 2015.

A PhD course of 3 ECTS, is organised by Birgitta Åhman, Professor in Reindeer Husbandry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), in collaboration with the International Research School in Applied Ecology / IRSAE. There is no fee to attend the course, which runs from the 10-15 of August 2015, in Enafors, Sweden.

Yakutia presented its tourist potential at the 16th Interregional Exhibition and Fair “SakhaTravel-2015” which was held this year at the Polar Star Hotel. Baikal State University of Economics and Law (BSUEL), preparing the future specialists for tourism sector, takes an active part in the Fair every year.

The 2nd part of the NRF “Arctic Science in Globalization” Northern Research Forum (NRF) open dialogue session - with the theme “Relevant worldwide implications of the globalized Arctic affecting the Globe, and how should they be taken into consideration” - will take place on 29th of April 2015 at ICARP III in Toyama.

The EALLIN project of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, and the UArctic EALÁT Institute delivered its final report during the occasion of the Arctic Council Ministerial in Iqaluit, Nunvut, Canada. Read the full press release at

The Nordic Council of Ministers’ Terrestrial Ecosystem Group (TEG) is now accepting funding applications for projects to be run in 2016. The priorities for this call are regional development and growth, and value generation based on natural and cultural heritage.

From April 21st to 24th in Tyumen State Oil and Gas University, the meeting was held devoted to the Tempus project called "Environmental management in Russian companies - retraining courses for the sensibilization and integration of Eco-Audit programs in corporate decision-making – RECOAUD”

The Russian language summer school program at North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) is open for international students interested in Russian language and culture. Background in Russian studies and Russian language is not a prerequisite. Application deadline: 30 April 2015.

A survey of 10,000 respondents in countries with Arctic territory reveals major differences of opinion on issues ranging from Arctic co-operation with Russia, to the threat of military conflict north of the 60th parallel, to whether the Northwest Passage is a Canadian or international waterway.

The European Commission is pleased to invite you to the first of a series of workshops on the further development of the EU's Arctic policy. The first one will take place at the Rantasipi Pohjanhovi Hotel in Rovaniemi (Finland) on 29 April 2015 and will bring together key stakeholders from business, academia and the public se...