The Seventh International Congress of the Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VII)

The Seventh International Congress of the Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VII) will be held in Akureyri, Iceland, on June 22-26, 2011. This conference, entitled Circumpolar Perspectives in Global Dialogue: Social Sciences beyond the International Polar Year, is being organized by the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA), and it will be hosted by the University of Akureyri, the Town of Akureyri and the Stefansson Arctic Institute.

Open position at the University Centre: Marine Innovation

Committed in its aim to enhance knowledge in the field of marine issues as well as to increase the number of its students, the University Centre of the Westfjords announces an open position for Programme Director Marine Innovation. The new programme director will, in close cooperation with the existing programme director in the field of coastal and marine management, strengthen the existing programme and develop new courses in the field of Marine Innovation.

Marketing Course

The University of Akureyri offers a course in marketing the coming fall. The course is available via distance learning. Further information is available in Icelandic.

SIT students present research projects

Next Wednesday, July 14, students from the School for International Training (SIT) who have been hosted by the University Centre for the past week will be presenting research projects that they have been working on during their stay here.

Academic Celebration

2010 heralds the first year that students graduate from the Master’s Program in Coastal and Marine Management taught at the University Centre in cooperation with the University of Akureyri. Formal graduation was at the University of Akureyri on June 12. The University Centre will celebrate the occasion in Hrafnseyri/Westfjords on June 17 – Iceland’s National Independence Day. It is an honour for the University Centre that the Minister of Education, Science and Culture as well as the rector of the University of Akureyri have accepted to attend. We hope to see as many friends of the University Centre as possible on this festive day.

Conference: The Wealth of Sea and Coast

The conference The Wealth of Sea and Coast: Initiatives, Innovation and the use of Cultural Heritage will be held in Ketilshús in Akureyri, Friday the 7th of May 2010 as part of the European Union Project Fishernet - Fishing Cultural Heritage Network. Simultaneous Icelandic, Spanish, and English translation will be provided at the conferenceSee conference programme on the website of Stefansson Arctic Institute.

Environmentally Certified Westfjords

This Saturday, April 17, the Westfjords Tourist Association is hosting a conference called "Environmental Certified Westfjords", at Hótel Núpur by Dýrafjörður.

All further information is available on our Icelandic website, and on the website of the Westfjords Tourist Association.

The conference will be in Icelandic, except one talk by Leo Christensen, representative of employment affairs for Lolland commune in Denmark, who will talk about the rebuilding of the Lolland. To see at what time his talk is please click here.

Seminar on Exams and Exam Taking

On Wednesday May 5 at 7-10 PM the Westfjords Adult Learning Centre will offer a seminar on exams and taking exams.

The course will be in Icelandic, further information available in Icelandic.

Marine biologist – postdoc position in Breiðafjord-area

Vör Marine Research Centre in Ólafsvík, Breiðafjörður, seeks a candidate to participate in building a research team on food web studies in Breiðafjörður, West Iceland. Applicants must hold a PhD-degree in marine biology or related fields. Further information here.

Call for Participation and for Applications from Young Researchers

The 6th Open Assembly of the Northern Research Forum (NRF), Our Ice Dependent world, is to be held on October 24th - 27th, 2010 in Oslo and Kirkenes, Norway. The event is organized together with the 6th NRF Host Planning Committee. Young researchers and professionals who have passed their MA and plan to complete a doctoral degree or have recently completed a doctoral degree, are eligible to receive full or partial travel funding from the NRF in order to participate.


Further information is available on the NRF website.

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