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  • Arctic Five Chairs Symposium
    Warmly welcome to the Arctic Five Chairs symposium at the University of Oulu, Tellus Stage, on June 8 at 13.00-16.30. In two sessions with ample room for questions and discussion, excellent scholars from the Arctic Five Chairs program will present their research. For programme and further information go to University of Oulu.
  • Arctic Five Fellows selected
    On behalf of the Arctic Five partnership, the following candidates have been selected as successful applicants for the Arctic Five Fellow program. Considering the competitive applications we received, their selection is a testament to their academic achievements and alignment with the aims and purpose of the Arctic Five. Photo: Dag Avango As Arctic Five Fellows, … Read more
  • New secretariat for The Arctic Five
    As of March 20, 2023, Luleå University of Technology leads The Arctic Five, with a new secretariat with Professor Dag Avango as the director and Jan Gunnar Winther from UiT Norways Arctic University as co-director. “In the coming years, the Arctic Five will strengthen our interaction with actors involved in and affected by the green … Read more
  • Many junior researchers interested in the new Arctic Five Fellow programme
    A total of 36 people has applied to become Arctic Five Fellows. The aim of the programme is to strengthen cooperation in research and education on Arctic issues between the partner universities. Now follows an internal evaluation of the applicants at each partner university. The granted publications will be published on the Arctic Five webpage … Read more
  • The Arctic Five at ASSW
    Today The Arctic Five presented at the ASSW, Arctic Science Summit Week 2023, in Vienna, Austria. The focus is on the change and the green tradition that is happening in the area, and the challenges and opportunities connected to that.  The Arctic Five has the capacity to produce the needed knowledge with strong infrastructures for … Read more
  • Arctic Five contribution to Horizon Europe 2025-2027 Strategic Programme
    On Friday February 17, 2023, The Arctic Five submitted its POSITION PAPER – THE ARCTIC FIVE VIEWS ON THE STRATEGIC ORIENTATIONS AND FUTURE PRIORITIES OF THE HORIZON EUROPE STRATEGIC PROGRAMME 2025-2027. The Executive Team and the Arctic Five Secretariat co-produced an Arctic Five position paper highlighting the role of Arctic and its impact on Green … Read more
  • 2023 Call for Arctic Five Fellows is open
    Arctic Five invites application for Arctic Five Fellow nominations, deadline for proposals is March 17, 2023 The Arctic Five is a partnership between Luleå University of Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, the University of Lapland, and the University of Oulu, whom together aim to lead the way on key Arctic issues. … Read more
  • 2023 Call for Arctic Five Fellows is open
    Arctic Five invites application for Arctic Five Fellow nominations, deadline for proposals is March 17, 2023 The Arctic Five is a partnership between Luleå University of Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University, the University of Lapland, and the University of Oulu, whom together aim to lead the way on key Arctic issues. … Read more
  • Arctic Five Fellows pre-call announcement
    December 15, 2022 Arctic Five will launch its Pilot call for Arctic Five Fellows at the Arctic Five Website (The Arctic Five) on January 27, 2023. The foreseen deadline for proposal submissions (via email, details will be issued in the official call launch) is March 17, 2023. For whom: We will invite proposals from all … Read more
  • Arctic Five Research Team Promoting Green Transition
    Arctic Five Chair Tanja Joona was appointed chair in Just green transition earlier this year, and now she led a research group that focuses on a sustainable and equitable green transition in the Arctic. She is also a senior researcher and docent in International Law at University of Lapland.  The JustNorth project, funded by the … Read more
  • The Arctic Five Chairs Conference
    Today was the start of the Chairs conference at Luleå university of technology. Twelve chairs gathered online or onsite to share the progress of their projects. We learned how far they reached since they presented the preliminary plans six months ago, their success stories, and future plans. The Charis initiative aimed to stimulate cross-institutional and … Read more
  • Nordic Innovation tenders and calls for proposals
    Nordic Innovation What We Support | Nordic Innovation has project calls and a tender that might be of interest. Tender: Deadline January 18, 2023; Tender is to explore how Nordic datasets and capabilities in ethical AI and responsible use of data can contribute to the development of new innovative solutions in Nordic businesses. Call for … Read more
  • Arctic Futures Symposium 2022
    The International Polar Foundation invite you to take part in Arctic Futures Symposium, November 29-30 in Brussels, Belgium. The Arctic Five has several contributions in this symposium that this year will focus on: More info and program will be found at
  • Student Team re-launched
    The Arctic Five Student Team has been re-activated after suffering from Covid-19 pandemic and rapid changes in student union and parliament positions. The Executive Board of the Student Union of The University of Lapland hosted a 2-day meeting and workshop on the role future activities and formal representatives of the Arctic Five Student Team. The … Read more
  • Atlantic Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP) WORKSHOP
    SUSTAINABLE BLUE ECONOMY PARTNERSHIP (SBEP) Regional Workshop – Atlantic Wednesday 23 November, 15:00 – 17:15 H GMTVenue:  Carrigaline Court Hotel, Carrigaline, County Cork, IrelandHybrid Event The European Commission is organising Sustainable Blue Economy Partnership (SBEP) Regional Workshop for the Atlantic. The hybrid event will take place on Wednesday the 23th of November 2022, from 15:00 to 17:15 … Read more
  • Second call for full proposals for the INTERREG NPA 2021-2027 Programme
    The Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Second Call for main project applications is open from 5th October to 5th December 2022 12:00 CET (noon). The call is open for all Priorities: More info at call page: Second Call Interreg NPA 2021-2027 (
  • Arctic Five in Brussels
    Arctic Five Rectors’ Council meeting was held on September 27 in Brussels, hosted by the North Norway European Office and North Sweden EU offices. Main decisions by the Rectors were the development of the Arctic Five Fellows initiative towards a pilot call for late 2022 early 2023 and joining forces for an application to Nordforsk … Read more
  • Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Second call for projects Pre-announcement
    The second call for projects is planned to open on 5th October and close on 5th December 2022 12:00 (noon) CET. The Monitoring Committee will decide on the successful project applications in March 2023. More info available at Interreg NPA 2021-2027 Second call for projects Pre-announcement (
  • Pre-Call For A Project Outline On Sustainable Ocean Economy
    Nordic Innovation is looking for proposals on innovative solutions contributing to the Nordics becoming the leading region in new Ocean-based Biomass Industries. Deadline for proposals is October 20, 2022. More info: Pre-Call For A Project Outline On Sustainable Ocean Economy | Nordic Innovation
  • Seminar: Border dynamics and resilience in the Arctic regions
    You are hereby invited to the hybrid seminar hosted by the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu and supported by the Arctic Researchers’ Network in Oulu (hybrid) on September 29-30 Registration to the seminar is open until September 20, 2022 through an online form available here:
  • NORDIC MATCHMAKING EVENT Interreg Aurora and Northern Periphery and Arctic programmes
    Save the Date! Welcome to Rovaniemi, Finland on 16 – 17 November to meet new partners, catch up with old ones, and network with Nordic project partners. The event is organised in collaboration Interreg Aurora and Northern Periphery and Arctic programmes. More information coming soon to the website: NORDIC MATCHMAKING EVENT – Interreg Aurora and … Read more
  • The state of Swedish northern cities and their future
    Arctic Five Chair Agatino Rizzo was invited to a panel discussion within the conference “Stad i norr” held on August 19, 2022. The conference Stad i norr was organized by Umeå University and The Institute of Urban History at Stockholm University where Agatino Rizzo, an Arctic Five Chair in architecture and planning at Luleå University of … Read more
  • Victoria Foundation Grants for Female Swedish speaking Doctoral Students
    The Victoria Foundation invites applications only from Swedish Speaking Female Doctoral candidates for its research grants. Grant is meant for one year full-time studies leading to a doctoral degree. More info: Forskarstipendier – Victoriastiftelsen
  • Nordforsk call for proposals – NOS-HS Project Grants
    The Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) Project Grants is now open. Available budget is NOK 45 million and the call deadline is 15 November 2022. Call for proposals: NOS-HS Project Grants | NordForsk Call details: NOS-HS Project Grants – Insights (
  • International Networking Conference for PhD students in Psychology (INCPP) ,  
    INCPP is an online conference (November 24-25, 2022 ) aimed towards doctoral students in the field of psychology. The aim of the conference is to stimulate international collaboration and exchange. Participants will be able to learn more about international collaborations, meet other PhD students within their field of research and talk about their research from an … Read more
  • Open position – Assistant Professor in the area of Arctic Studies, with an emphasis in Indigenous Studies
    The Department of Scandinavian  ( at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Arctic Studies, with an emphasis in Indigenous Studies. More info and apply by Oct 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time): Assistant Professor – Arctic Studies, … Read more
  • Arctic 5 cities and COVID-19 – Labour markets as the pandemic abates
    The report focuses on the labor market situation in the Arctic 5 cities. We investigate whether people have returned to workplaces or whether remote work is still a general trend, and how the unemployment rate and new job vacancies have developed especially in the last two years.  The report is available at: Summary of … Read more
  • Pre-announcement for upcoming call for proposals on University Cooperation
    NordForsk announced on June 21, 2022 that it opens a call on University Cooperation. 5 networks can be funded with a budget of NOK 4 + 8 mill per year per network. The call for proposals will be issued 1 September 2022. The overarching aim of the call is to strengthen competitiveness and creating world … Read more
  • Seminar series for Arctic doctoral candidates
    Three Arctic Five Graduate Schools The Arctic in a Changing World (University of Lapland), Changing Arctic (UiT The Arctic University of Norway) and Arctic Graduate School with a focus on Sustainable Development (Umeå University) are planing a joint seminar series. Starting in September, one Thursday a month between 12-14 Swedish and Norwegian time / 13-15 … Read more
  • Arctic Chair in Archaeology
    Malcolm Lillie is a Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University and Arctic Chair in Archaeology
  • Arctic Five Chair in Architecture and Planning
    Agatino Rizzo is a Professor of Architecture at Luleå University of Technology and Arctic Five Chair in Architecture and Planning
  • Arctic Five Chair in Tourism and Climate Emergency
    Outi Rantala is a Professor at the University of Lapland and Arctic Chair in Tourism
  • Arctic Five Chair in Sami/ Indigenous Peoples Law
    Christina Allard is an associate professor of law, at Luleå university of technology is Arctic Five Chair in Sami/ Indigenous Peoples Law
  • Arctic Five Chair in environmental history
    Janina Priebe is a Senior research assistant at Umeå University and an Arctic Five Chair in environmental history
  • Arctic Five Chair in Indigenous Studies
    Torjer Olsen is a Professor and Academic Director at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Arctic Five Chair in Indigenous Studies
  • Arctic Five Chair in Security Studies
    Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv is a Professor of Critical Peace and Conflict Studies at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Arctic Five Chair in Security Studies
  • Arctic Five Chair in Sociology of Work
    Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv is a Professor of Critical Peace and Conflict Studies at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Arctic Five Chair in Security Studies
  • Arctic Five Chair in Just Green Transition
    Joona Tanja is a Senior researcher and Docent in International Law at University of Lapland and Arctic Five Chair in Just Green Transition
  • Arctic Five Chair in Sámi Health
    Miguel San Sebastian is a Professor in Public health at Umeå University and Arctic Five Chair in Sámi Health
  • Arctic Five Chair in Occupational Medicine
    Hans Petterson is a Research fellow at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University and an Arctic Five Chair in Occupational Medicine
  • Arctic Five Chair in Healthy Ageing and One Health
    Anastasia Emelyanova, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Oulu University and Arctic Five Chair in Healthy Ageing and One Health
  • Arctic Five Chair in Inclusive and Equitable Education
    Gregor Maxwell is an Associate Professor in Inclusive education at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Arctic Five Chair in Inclusive and Equitable Education
  • Arctic Five Chair in Glaciology
    Alun Hubbard is Professor of Glaciology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Arctic Five Chair in Glaciology
  • Arctic Five Chair in Feminist STS*
    Mervi Heikkinen is a Docent and University Researcher at the University of Oulu and Arctic Five Chair in Feminist Science and Technology Studies
  • Geopolitics: One Arctic or two?
    Timo Koivurova, Research Professor at Arctic Centre at University of Lapland, and Marc Lanteigne, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Tromsø, discuss in a recently published article the consequences of the Ukraine conflict on Arctic collaboration. Russia represents almost half of the Arctic region, but several Arctic partnerships have shown their dissatisfaction with … Read more
  • European Research and Innovation Days 2022
    Gives you the opportunity to discuss and shape new solutions to strengthen Europe’s resilience and its strategic autonomy. Debate how research and innovation deliver on the European Commission’s priorities.
  • Rebirth of a Student Team
    In Tromsø last month three student unions from the Arctic Five universities, gathered for the first time in a long time. Student co-operation within the Arctic Five is implemented through the Student Team. The pandemic has affected the Student Team’s activity but now they finally had the opportunity to meet face to face in Tromsø. … Read more
  • Call for Chair in the Socio-Economic Value of Renewable Energy in Remote Communities
    An opportunity at USask for an applied social scientist within renewable energy, economic, social reconciliation, indigenous peoples, in Canada and beyond.
  • Arctic Five Journal is coming
    A new multidisciplinary Journal for Arctic Research is being developed by the Arctic Five
  • 15 Arctic Five Chairs appointed
    The Arctic Five partner universities are pleased to announce the appointment of fifteen Chairs to the alliance – all of whom are highly ranked scholars from across the human, social, natural and technical sciences. As part of the Arctic Five’s flagship Chairs & Fellows programme, this inaugural group of chairs represents a new collaboration format … Read more
  • Consequences of the Ukrainian war for Arctic cooperation
    Timo Koivurova at the Arctic Centre shares his thoughts on what the consequences of the Ukrainian war has for Arctic cooperation.
  • NSPA Forum 2022
    Focus for the forum will be on strengthening the cooperation in the northernmost of Europe to the benefit of all Europe.
  • Inaugural Call for Chairs a success!
    In response to the first call for Arctic Five Chairs, a total of 36 applications were received from candidates coming from all Arctic Five partner universities. Applications from eligible candidates will now be assessed by an Evaluation Board comprised of a representative from each of the Arctic Five partner universities, and two representatives from outside … Read more
  • Open Call for Nordic Talks
    Do you have an idea that can help place the Nordics in the minds of the world? Then you should consider applying for a Nordic Talks grant.
  • Steering towards a sustainable future
    In the first of Nordregio’s three Localising Agenda 2030 webinars; How to integrate SDGs and navigate goal conflicts at the local level will take place on February 3, 2022, between 1 PM and 2:30 PM (CET) Programme The Localising Agenda 2030 webinars welcome local officials and civil society networks across the Nordics that work actively … Read more
  • Arctic Frontiers 2022 Postponed
    Arctic Frontiers 2022 Pathways Conference Postponed
  • Call for Chairs – Deadline Extension
    The Call for Chairs submission deadline for applications has been extended until January 22nd, 2022.
  • Cross boarder cooperation – a celebration
    March 23-24, 2022, Skellefteå for Interreg Botnia-Atlantica and Interreg Nord’s joint Celebration of cross-border cooperation, and kick-off for the new programme, Interreg Aurora 2021-2027.
  • Season’s Greetings & Best Wishes
    A warm thank you to all for collaborations with and within The Arctic Five. We wish you a Merry Christmas, and we look forward to continued networking success in 2022!
  • EU Missions info days
    EU Missions are a novelty aiming to inform potential applicants about the new topics included in the EU Missions work programme 2021.
  • The Arctic Five cities and COVID-19 pandemic – Return to workplaces
    A newly released report examine whether people have returned to their workplaces or if remote work still the general trend in the cities of Oulu, Rovaniemi, Luleå, Umeå and Tromsø.
  • Arctic Five meeting in Umeå
    University of Lapland and Umeå University met to discuss cooperation between the two universities’ Arctic Graduate Schools within the framework of the Arctic Five
  • Call for Chairs 2021 – Deadline closed / Evaluation process in progress
    An Arctic Five Chair is an already established scholar at an Arctic Five university, with either recent or ongoing research and/or educational collaborations with other Arctic Five partner universities, or who plans to establish such partnership.
  • Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy
    In this study course, you will deepen your understanding of educational possibilities and challenges relating to inclusive education, diversity, intercultural issues and Sámi people as indigenous people in the Arctic.
  • Arctic Five – Rectors’ Council met in Rovaniemi
    Hosted by the University of Lapland, a meeting of the Arctic Five – Rectors’ Council was held in Rovaniemi on October 16th, 2021, during which important decisions were made on key developments for the alliance. During the meeting the council supported the creation of the Chairs and Fellows initiative, to be launched in December 2021. … Read more
  • NPA Annual event 2021 – Redefining Peripherality
    The Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme is pleased to announce the date for its 2021 Annual Conference on 27th October 2021 online from Sligo in Ireland. The Annual conference preliminary theme is “Redefining Peripherality”. Relevant information about Interreg NPA 2021-2027 will also be shared during the event. Further details about the programme will be published on … Read more
  • Information session on Horizon results Booster on October 5, 10.00-12.30 CET
    See how it works, how to utilise the service and get great consultation support from EU. Agenda for he Day Info Session on the Horizon Results Booster 5th of October 2021 – 10:00 to 12:30, Online only 10,00 –10,15Horizon Results Booster: The Rules of the GameEuropean Commission, Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Common … Read more
  • Interaction of research and education in Universities’ cross-border cooperation
    On this online event we will discuss about the ongoing policy process on the synergies of ERA and EEA and what we can learn from the long-standing university cooperation where the interaction of research and education drives the collaboration.
  • Urban Arctic
    Moa Mattson share her experience from the summer school Urban Arctic for Arctic PhD students in Kiruna in August of 2021
  • PhD summer school
    The PhD summer school will explore how sustainable development in resource extraction territories is being shaped and transformed by local and global trends, having a special focus on the Arctic region.
  • Rectors council approves University of Lapland as host for Arctic Five secretariat for next 2 year
    Rector’s Council decided on March 5, 2021, that the Arctic Five research university cooperation will develop over the next two years under the leadership of the University of Lapland.
  • Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy course, Spring 2020
    Arctic Inclusive Pedagogy is an international master’s level course that has been developed and implemented in collaboration between the universities of Luleå, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tromsö and Umeå. The collaboration means that various experts from each of the collaborating Nordic universities have not only created the course together, but also that they will teach in different … Read more
  • Ecology, Oceans and Climate in the Arctic
    Popular science lunch lecture on ecology, sea and climate in the Arctic.
  • Cross-disciplinary Winter School on Energy Transition in the Nordic North 2017
    The program consist of lectures on topics covering both technical and societal aspects of renewable energy in the Arctic region, and there will be site visits and discussions about renewables throughout the week.