The Council of UArctic has concluded its 18th meeting held June 14-17, 2015 at the Buryat State University in Ulan Ude, Russian Federation. About one hundred Council members and other participants attended the meetings and enjoyed a diverse cultural program and excursions in the beautiful region of Buryatia.

The recently established Arctic Research Centre at Hokkaido University has issued an international open call for three tenure-track positions. The center seeks young researchers in social science and humanities such as Arctic policy, development of the Arctic, consequent social change and risk management, etc.

Every year Norilsk State Industrial Institute leads a joint project with the Finnish company “Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy”. The project is undertaken to develop and enhance professional competences of students to adapt foreign educational and production systems

The Jean Monnet Summer School on European Union and the Law of the Sea will be held in Imperia, Italy on 31 August - 11 September 2015. The summer school is a joint initiative of the University of Genoa and ISRIM. Application deadline: 30 June 2015.

The ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence of Canada and its partners are pleased to welcome the Arctic research community to Vancouver for the 11th ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM2015) to be held from 7 to 11 December 2015 at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Council of UArctic, made up of representatives of its members, begins its 18th meeting in the unique setting of Ulan Ude, Buryatia, Russian Federation. The meeting takes place from June 14-17, and is hosted by Buryat State University.

Through its use of the Arctic, Russia tries to fortify the idea that it is a global energy superpower, writes Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen in the March issue of Aleksanteri Insight, a series of expert opinions published by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

The European Commission invites legal entities registered in the European Union to present proposals for the 2015 Call for proposals for LIFE Action Grants. The call covers proposals for both LIFE sub-programmes; Environment and Climate Action.