20 January 2022
Abstracts are invited for a session entitled 'Innovation in Arctic education and public outreach', hosted by the Læra Institute and SAMS-UHI at the 7th UK Arctic Science Conference, taking place 11-13 April 2022 at Durham University.
19 November 2021
Trent University, one of the Læra Institute's partner universities, is delighted to invite students to register for the first-ever Scotland Model Arctic Council (SCOTMAC), taking place 11-13 March 2022 at the Scottish Association for Marine Science.
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.
10 September 2021
The Læra Institute congratulates Jason Young, Nadine Fabbi and Michelle Koutnik of the University of Washington on their award from the US National Science Foundation for their project 'Co-Designing Civic Education for the Circumpolar North', to which we are delighted to be able to contribute as a collaborating partner.
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
In addition to the article about the launch of the Læra Institute mentioned in our previous post, the 2021 edition of UArctic's Shared Voices magazine also features an article by Amanda Graham, a member of the Læra Institute's Steering Committee, reflecting on the origins of UArctic Circumpolar Studies programme.
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.