UArctic Congress 2018

The University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki will  jointly host the second UArctic Congress, September 3-7, 2018.


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, Thematic Networks and UArctic rectors.


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.

Side-meetings and events.

Student events.

An exciting cultural and social program.


Abstracts for the event will be accepted until 31 March 2018.



Date: 3-7 September 2018


Location: Onolu and Helsinki, Finland


For more information see the UArctic website.