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5 October 2021

The Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU), in cooperation with the UArctic Thematic Network on Model Arctic Council, will host a Model Arctic Council (MAC) from March 20 to 26, 2022 in Arkhangelsk, Russia, for university students interested in Arctic and circumpolar affairs; Indigenous issues; international relations; and diplomacy. 

30 September 2021

On Tuesday 28th September, the Læra Institute was privileged to take part in a student symposium on Circumpolar Research organised in conjunction with the Northern Forum's special 30th anniversary conference and their third Northern Sustainable Development Forum.

20 August 2021

Gary Wilson, one of the Læra Institute's Academic Co-Directors, has recently published an article exploring the ideas of sustainabiity and inclusiveness in the 'knowledge ecosystem' of the Canadian North, with implications for the ways in which we teach and learn about this part of the Circumpolar world.

5 July 2021

The Arctic State Agrotechnological University (AGATU) in Yakutsk, Russia, are happy to announce that we are holding our International Online Summer School 2021 on the theme 'Sustainable development of rural areas' on 26th-31st August, 2021. During our Summer School you will be able to listen to the themes of leading researchers and specialists in spheres of agriculture, culture and arts, physical culture and sports.

22 June 2021

Last week, the Læra Institute took an active part in the Tenth International Congress for Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X), convening two panel sessions on 'Innovation and Pedagogy in Circumpolar Studies', and taking part in a workshop organised by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) on 'Ensuring the Continuity of Intergenerational Knowledge'.

18 May 2021

The third UArctic Congress has convened online over the past few days, and the Læra Institute has played an active role in the Congress programme.  We've had the privilege of sponsoring or taking part in four Congress sessions related to our core mission supporting education about and for the Circumpolar North — leading to some excellent discussions!

14 May 2021

UArctic have just published the latest edition of their Shared Voices magazine, and we're delighted that it features an article about the Læra Institute written by four of our Steering Committee members.  The article is entitled 'New directions in Circumpolar Studies: Launching the Læra Institute', and it describes the principles, purpose and ambitions of our work.

6 May 2021

The University of the Arctic is interested in understanding the extent to which UArctic members and other universities and organizations are offering Arctic studies courses and degree programs jointly across two or more institutions. We also want to understand the barriers to and supports needed for developing and offering joint educational programs. And, finally, we want to highlight best practices in collaboratively delivering Arctic studies programs.

Læra Institute for Circumpolar Studies news

6 April 2021

The Office of Undergraduate Studies of the University of the Arctic is pleased to offer again its online courses available to students from UArctic member institutions.

1 March 2021

Læra Institute Managing Director Anthony Speca had the privilege today of introducing the Læra Institute to representatives of Scottish universities and the Scottish Government, as part of an online Scotland-Arctic Network Series event on 'Scotland's role and contribution in a changing Arctic environment'.

Læra Institute for Circumpolar Studies news

14 January 2021

As the climate changes, the Arctic now looms large in the popular perception as one of the most important regions on the planet.  It attracts attention from scholars, professionals and policymakers as never before.  The scale of change in the Arctic, the size of the challenges involved, and the difficulty of understanding a place of such complexity, urgently requires the education of a new generation of scholars, policymakers, business leaders and informed citizens equipped to respond.

16 December 2020

Læra Institute Managing Director Anthony Speca recently sat down with the UArctic Shared Voices team for an interview about his passion for the Arctic, the work of the newly launch Læra Institute for Circumpolar Education, and the importance of the UArctic network.  Watch the video below, or on UArctic's Vimeo account.

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