The Arctic Summer College is proud to have recently completed its fifth successful year. From 25 June to 13 August, the 20 selected Arctic Summer College Fellows participated in eight webinars on various topics relevant to the Arctic, including Indigenous Actors and Arctic Decision-making, Arctic Energy and Climate Change Adaptation. Fellows became part of a network of emerging Arctic leaders from different disciplines and regions and were able to share and discuss ideas with expert speakers.
Over the years, the Arctic College Community was expanded to further strengthen communication between peoples and nations, scientific disciplines, policy areas, and across the science-policy interface. All of this contributes to the ultimate aim of the Arctic Summer College to build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals to support a sustainable development of the Arctic.
This year, the Arctic Summer College is pleased to offer its Fellows an exciting new opportunity. Two of our Fellows will join us at the Arctic Circle Assembly (16-18 October 2015 in Reykjavík) to present their original work as part of the Arctic Summer College breakout session. This will allow the two Fellows to share their work, which they developed as part of the Arctic Summer College, to an audience of their peers while expanding their involvement in the Arctic community. This is all made possible with the help of our esteemed partners which include the WWF Global Arctic Programme, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, World Policy Institute, the Embassy of Canada, Germany, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, and the Arctic Circle Assembly.