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Surge of interest for the effects of the pandemic on the European Arctic
Published: 10 May, 2022

Almost fifty visitors and a professional broadcast of seminar on COVID-19 in the European Arctic.

Arcums steering group member awarded Medal of Merit
Published: 29 Apr, 2022

Anne Husebekk receives award for cooperation, and engagement within the Arctic Five

Four Arctic Five Chairs appointed from Umeå University scholars
Published: 01 Apr, 2022

Five universities in Sweden, Norway and Finland appoint Chairs to address challenges for the Arctic region.

Sámi Health Research highlighted at the Arctic Observing Summit
Published: 31 Mar, 2022

Sámi and Arctic health research is highlighted during the first day of the Arctic Observing Summit (AOS 2022)

Arcum welcomes new Director
Published: 18 Mar, 2022

On March 15, 2022, Keith Larson was assigned the position as Director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå University

Exciting times for the Arctic Graduate School
Published: 18 Feb, 2022

Twice as many applications as available spots

Programme series from Umeå university on Arctic food at UR
Published: 15 Feb, 2022

Ur Play has several episodes with participants from Umeå University in the series Sami and Arctic Gastronomy

Webinar: Expedition to northern Greenland 2024
Published: 05 Jan, 2022

The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat invites researchers to an information meeting about GEOEO on Feb 8

The new Ambassador of Canada visits Arcum
Published: 16 Dec, 2021

Jason LaTorre engaged in discussion about Arctic research

Arctic Futures symposium 2021
Published: 10 Dec, 2021

The Director of Arcum: The Arctic is not a remote place

Visiting colleagues from Rovaniemi
Published: 09 Dec, 2021

Arcum discusses cooperation within the Arctic Five graduate schools

The Arctic Five call for Chairs
Published: 08 Dec, 2021

The submission deadline for applications has been extended until January 22, 2022

EU new policy for Arctic research
Published: 17 Nov, 2021

EU Commission has a new Arctic strategy. EU-PolarNet holds a seminar on future research

Umeå researcher discuss Arctification on visit in Iceland
Published: 02 Nov, 2021

The impact of the ongoing Northern Regions arctification in the tourism sector

Millions to research on the role of forests in climate change
Published: 01 Nov, 2021

Per Stenberg receives a grant of almost 16 million SEK for research on the role of forests in climate change.

Profiles and Features

Head of the Arctic Research School
Arcum welcomes our new colleague Linda Lundmark
Published: 01 Oct, 2021
Sustainable for Arctic forest owners
Biodiversity has become more important for forest owners in the north, but the reason is still unknown.
Published: 27 Sep, 2021
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