Announcing the Appointment of the 2019-2020 Nansen Professor. Gunnar Rekvig has been selected as the 2019-2020 Nansen Professor in Arctic studies at the University of Akureyri. Rekvig holds a PhD in International and Regional Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), and an MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, World Language and Society Education Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Rekvig’s research interests include international politics of the Nordic Arctic (North Atlantic and Barents Regions), specifically historical and contemporary perspectives in peace and trust-building within this area with lessons for Northeast Asian peace and security today. His research is at the cutting edge of North Atlantic and Arctic peace research and is of key policy value to both Icelandic and Norwegian foreign- and security policies.


Call for proposals in the Arctic Research and Studies programme. The Arctic Research and Studies programme 2019-2020 awards preparatory grants to encourage cooperation between Iceland and Norway in the field of Arctic Science. Deadline for proposals is 7 February 2020, at 17:00 CET.

The programme requires at least one Norwegian and one Icelandic legal entity (university, research institute or other type of organisation) jointly apply in order to be eligible for a preparatory grant.


More information about the Arctic Research and Studies Programme