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UArctic Congress

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, and Thematic Networks & UArctic Institutes Leadership Team.

The Congress is an integral part of Finland’s Arctic 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 Development, supporting gender equality, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

With the aim to foster contacts and enhance networking, the biennial UArctic Congress brings together institutional leaders, indigenous 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, meteorological 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 Rectors’ Forum
  • Side-meetings and events
  • Student events
  • An exciting cultural and social program


University of Helsinki & University of Oulu


From September 3rd to September 7th



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Helsinki Environmental Humanities Forum is a relaxed atmosphere event, that combines scientific presentations of environmental humanities projects (broadly interpreted), collegian discussion and networking. Its a good place to meet, talk and collect impulses. The event is open for everybody but requires RSVP. More on the HUH


Autumn 2018 Schedule will be published later


Forum 4.
Presentations by Vesa Matteo Piludu, University of Helsinki, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities and Viktor Pál, University of Helsinki and Next Generation Coordinator of the European Environmental History Association.

Forum 3.
Presentations by Ulrike Plath, Tallinn University, TBA and Julia Tofantšuk Tallinn University, TBA.

Forum 2.
Dr. Paula Schönach, Research Coordinator for the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS), will introduce the brand new institute. Together we’ll explore for various possibilities for cooperation and discuss the role of environmental humanities at HELSUS.

Forum 1.
Organizational meeting