Save the date! 

The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki are excited to invite you to the second UArctic Congress, September 3-7, 2018.

Held in Finland, the UArctic Congress 2018 will begin in Oulu September 3-6, and conclude in Helsinki on September 7.

The UArctic Congress 2018 will bring together key UArctic meetings and a science conference into one single gathering, including business meetings of the Council of UArctic, Rectors’ Forum, Student Forum, Thematic Networks, and UArctic Institutes Leadership Team.

The Congress is an integral part of the Finland’s ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More Council chairmanship program, and open to the public. The event will highlight the themes and priorities of the Finnish chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable development has been defined in many ways, but the most frequently quoted definition is from a report called Our Common Future, also known as the Brundtland Report: "Sustainable development is... More, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... More.

With the aim to foster contacts and enhance networking, the biennial UArctic Congress brings together institutional leaders, indigenousBelonging to a certain place. Indigenous people are distinct ethnic groups that have historic connections to people who lived in a territory prior to the area being colonized or coming... More representatives, academics, scientists and students from around the circumpolar north and beyond. Together with partners, policy makers, and other actors, the Congress strives to take the Arctic agenda forward by creating and strengthening collaborations that produce new findings and solutions for the future of the Arctic region.

The UArctic Congress 2018 will feature Science and Meeting sections, including:

  • Sessions aligned with the four priorities of Finland’s chairmanship; i.e. Environmental protection, Connectivity, Environmental cooperation, and Education.
  • Acclaimed keynote speakers and scientific experts presenting their views and latest research.
  • Formal meetings for representatives of the Council of UArctic and UArctic ectors’ Forum.
  • Side-meetings and events.
  • A UArctic Student Forum with workshops.
  • An exciting cultural and social program.

Mark your calendar and keep yourself informed via the UArctic Congress 2018 webpages and the congress’ social media feeds.

The UArctic Congress is looking forward to seeing you in Finland in September 2018!

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