The theme of this year’s Arktis Research Seminar is local knowledge and participatory research in the Arctic. The 9th Annual Seminar is held at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi, on April 4–5.
Arctic Centre’s researchers participate on an essential Arctic science event, the Arctic Science Summit Week. The event takes place in Seoul, South Korea, on March 27 – April 1.
Norwegian explorer Knut Espen Solberg gives an open lecture ”The Melting Arctic” on Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 5 pm at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland.
International Barents Secretariat (IBS) in Kirkenes, Norway and the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland have signed a contract on information and data management and dissemination within the Barents Euro-Arctic Cooperation.
Arctic Centre ice researchers Emilie Beaudon and Martina Schäfer are leaving next week for the Beijing Normal University (BNU) in China. During their stay in China, they will participate to an international workshop on ice flow modelling.
Kolarctic ENPI CBC has opened its 2nd Call for Proposals on March 14th, and the Call will be open until the June 13th.
University of Lapland has reserved an appropriation of up to 500,000 euros for scientific research and artistic activity within University’s strategic leading areas in 2011. University’s research groups are asked to send the applications for financing by the end of April.
An installation by Eija Timonen and Bettina Schülke
Huurre Installation is situated in the Revontuli shopping mall in Rovaniemi on 14-26.2.2011. The installation is part of Rovaniemi Design Week 2011 event.
Traces of Places, a photo exhibition produced by Mari Mäkiranta, Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä and students of the Iceland Academy of the Arts, is on display in Reykjavik until 13th of February.
The European Parliament supports the idea to establish an EU Arctic Information Centre and mentions in this connection the initiative of the University of Lapland. The Information Centre is included in the report on Sustainable EU Policy for the High North that the Parliament, accepted on Thursday, 20th January.
Libraries without Borders Exhibition introduces Komi Republic, its culture, literature and small handmade accessories.
The Communications Office of the University of Lapland has launched a new English-language University Magazine. The first Latitude – University of Lapland Magazine appeared in December 2010, and it will appear once a year every autumn.
Dr. Kamrul Hossain, senior researcher of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre, has been invited by the School of Law of Harbin Institute of Technology in China as a visiting professor from 19 to 31 December 2010.
Discussion at the XVI Presidential Forum to be organised at the Presidential Palace on 23 November will revolve around the current status and future of the arctic region under the title "Heading North – the Arctic Region".
The EU is responsible for 59% of black carbon emissions in the Arctic, according to an impact assessment discussed by a group of experts in Brussels on Thursday 18 November 2010. It was conducted by the EU-funded Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment Project.
The City of Rovaniemi has signed a collaboration agreement with International Design Foundation, the management organization of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 project.
Arctic Market Days will be organized for the third time in December 2010 in Arktikum House, Rovaniemi.
Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland has received two-year grant from Nordforsk to build a Nordic research network. The network will focus on political and economic development in the Barents region from the perspective of sustainable development.
The Arctic Centre’s postdoctoral researcher, glaciologist Martina Schäfer is on her way to Svalbard with a Polish glaciology research group from the University of Silesia in Katowice to study glaciers in south west Svalbard.
Using biofuels for energy, and capturing and storing carbon dioxide emissions has the best chance of slowing - or potentially stopping - damaging sea level rise, according to a new study.
Library databases of University of Lapland, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences merge into Juolukka database on 3rd June 2010.
Activities of the Arctic Centre’s Science Centre at the University of Lapland will move out into the mountain regions of Lapland for two days.
The Arktis Graduate School organizes a public lecture on Thursday 10th September about the Ainu indigenous peoples status in Japan.
Regional Council of Lapland, Finnbarents, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences and University of Lapland arrange a seminar on tourism in the Barents region in Saariselkä Finland in February.
First Winter Conversations Seminar of Rovaniemi and Harbin deals with snow and ice as a sculpting and construction material as well as part of environment, winter landscape, teaching and architecture in Harbin and in Rovaniemi.
Senior Lecturer PhD Candice Harris from New Zealand lectures on productivity in service work at the University of Lapland on 4th of October. In addition, she participates in a working seminar on tourism and service work on 5th of October.
University of Lapland hosts the Tenth Researcher Seminar of Art and Cultural Studies from August 29th to September 1st 2007. This year the conference is organised as an international conference whose theme is locations of emancipation.
A warm welcome to the launch of the Rethinking Nordic Colonialism documentation DVD and website on Saturday, November 25 from 4 to 6 pm at the Arktikum Library (Pohjoisranta 4, Rovaniemi).
The years since 2000, however, are warmer than any in the last 700 years, says glaciologist Aslak Grinsted in his PhD thesis Advanced methods of glaciological modelling and time series analysis.