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Arcum is looking for a Director of the Arctic Graduate School
Published: 21 Jun, 2021

Senior lecturers and professors at UMU are welcome to apply

Arcum's announcement of funding, spring 2021
Published: 26 Mar, 2021

Call for spring 2021 open

The local voice in the Arctic
Published: 25 Mar, 2021

Arctic Mayors’ Forum aims to safeguard values, goals and interests of the Arctic people

Report on supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry
Published: 19 Feb, 2021

The report that 'UAS Feb 2021: Supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry' was based on is available here

Umeå researcher appointed French knight
Published: 05 Feb, 2021

The Order of Academic Palms has been awarded Lena Maria Nilsson

High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters
Published: 05 Feb, 2021

Umeå researchers show that carbon emissions from rivers and lakes exceed coal exports to the Arctic Ocean.

Health research and Sami Anthology at Jokkmokk's Winter Market
Published: 04 Feb, 2021

Three researchers associated to Arcum at Jokkmokk's traditional Winter Market, this year held online

Nordic knowledge on challenges with supplementary feeding of reindeer
Published: 03 Feb, 2021

Reindeer herders are forced to support feeding when weather and little food make it difficult for reindeer.

Compilation of EU public consultation of its Arctic strategy
Published: 26 Jan, 2021

Today the European Commission released the summary of the public consultation preceding the new Arctic policy

Arcum has a new Director
Published: 21 Jan, 2021

Niklas Eklund leads the center as its founder, Peter Sköld, moves on to new tasks at Umeå University

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Published: 20 Jan, 2021

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

New book on Life in extreme environments
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

Arcum affiliate Natuschka Lee is the editor and author of a new book about life in extreme environments

Formas distributes millions to Arctic researchers
Published: 14 Dec, 2020

6 Arcum-affiliated researchers will have their research projects funded by Formas during 2021–2024

Exotic microbes stimulate carbon emissions from permafrost soil
Published: 30 Nov, 2020

In the study in Nature Geoscience, nearly 40 per cent increase in carbon dioxide emissions was observed.

Forest based biofuels for Sustainable Arctic Marine Shipping
Published: 25 Nov, 2020

Dalia Abdelfattah was recently granted a 3 years funding by FORMAS for Arctic sustainability

Profiles and Features

An arctic adventure
Icebreaker Oden is soon on its way northward. On board are researcher ready for new discoveries.
Published: 03 Jun, 2021
EU Arctic Forum in the actual Arctic
The EU Arctic Forum gathered decision-makers and researchers in Umeå to discuss the future of the Arctic
Published: 11 Feb, 2021
Sweden's new Arctic strategy lacking local input
The Minister of Foreign Affairs presented Sweden's new Arctic strategy at Umeå Arctic Forum.
Published: 04 Feb, 2021
Affiliate receives close to 1 million in research grants from Forte
Forte gives 970,000 kr for a project on competence provision for social services in sparsely populated areas
Published: 14 Sep, 2020
Swedish food strategy questioned in book on Arctic food security
Scientific anthology on food security in the Arctic released today
Published: 10 Sep, 2020
Umeå professor part in prestigious commission on Arctic Health
Read Arcum's interview on how Arctic health issues can be highlighted, and Umu:s unique work with the Arctic.
Published: 23 Mar, 2020
New book about the Arctic as portrayed in children's literature
Interview with co-editor Maria Lindgren Leavenworth on the new book about the Arctic in Children's literature.
Published: 14 Feb, 2020
Successful start for Arcum supported science tour
Interview with Jonas Ericson after the first event in Luleå.
Published: 16 May, 2019
Umeå – a part of the Arctic
What is the Arctic? Opinions differ. But Västerbotten counts as the Swedish Arctic.
Published: 02 Jul, 2018