UArctic Congress 2018

UArctic Congress 2018

Key dates

  • Congress registration early-bird deadline 31 May2018
  • Congress registration full fee deadline 15 July, 2018
  • Congress registration late-bird deadline 7 September, 2018  

This was held in Finland, with the UArctic Congress 2018 in Oulu from 3 to 6 September, before moving onto the conclusion in Helsinki on 7 September -  Programme.

The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki invite all to the second UArctic Congress, 3 to 7 September, 2018.

UArctic Congress 2018 started off in Oulu, 3 to 6 September and concluded in Helsinki on 7 September. It brought together key UArctic meetings and a science conference into one single gathering. 

The event was an integral part of Finland’s Arctic Council chairmanship programme, highlighting 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 UArctic Congress brought 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 will always strive 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 featured 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.
  • UArctic meetings for representatives of the Council, Thematic Networks, and rectors.
  • Side meetings and events.
  • An exciting cultural and social programme.

Register here for the UArctic Congress 2018 

Contact UArctic:

UArctic Rectors' Forum and Conference 2017  


The UArctic Rectors and Students' Forum took place in Aberdeen, from 23 to 26 August 2017. On the theme of The Inhabited Arctic: Lands, Peoples and Scholarship in the Circumpolar North. Open to invited delegates. 

Open to all (including members of the public) was the International Academic Conference, on the theme Conversations from the North which immediately followed on from the Forum. The Conference in Aberdeen started late morning, Sunday, 27 August 2016 and continued over the following two days, 28 and 29 August.    

Aberdeen University Contacts

Professor David Anderson UArctic Rectors' Forum and Conference Chair
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272772
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272552

Professor Timothy Ingold The North Theme Leader
Tel: +44 (0)1224 274350
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272552

Jill Barber The North Theme Administrator
Tel: +44 (0)1224 272166
Fax: +44 (0)1224 272552

Map of Old Aberdeen