resource development versus other community sustainability options’?

This is the general topic of the next course in our PhD programme by the Uarctic Thematic Network "Arctic Extractive Industries. It's going to take place this time again in the wonderful town of St John's Newfoundland, Canada. PhD students who have an interest in participating (this time self-funded, I hope you find funds to …

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Uarctic in pure diamonds: report from PhD / Masters course “Arctic Extractive Industries”, in Mirny

From 15-22 February a group of roughly 20 people spent a week in the centre for Russian Diamond extraction, the city of Mirny. Students from circumpolar countries - and not only - had different topics in their social sciences research project, but all of them united around the overarching topic of the Social Sciences related …

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PhD / MA course extractive industires at the world’s biggest hole

The Uarctic Arctic Extractive Industries PhD programme organises its spring 2016 course, this time also open for M.A. students, eligibility for participation see below. The course is hosted by the North Eastern Federal University, Yakutia, Russia, February 16-22, 2016. Yakutia in Siberia is not a cheap, but fascinating place to go. Interested students can apply …

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Uarctic Extractive Industries PhD programme course, Fairbanks, 24-30 September 2015

The next course in our PhD programme with a focus on the social sciences of Arctic extractive industrial development will take place in conjunction with the Arctic Energy Summit in Alaska, Fairbanks. There seem to be some last slots for PhD students available. Students of the University of Lapland can get the course recognised for …

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New M.A. programme Arctic anthropology! / Магистерская программа Арктическая антропология

The European University in St Petersburg launches a new masters programme on northern Anthropology! The Programme is coordinated by Nikolay Vakhtin, with courses read by Elena Lyarskaya, Veronika Simonova, Alla Bolotova and Stephan Dudeck, all of whom are fluent in English and Russian. Courses taught include general anthropological courses on theory, methods and ideas in …

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Oral history: bringing our results back to the people

Honouring our partners in the field: Arctic elders and their representatives Most of the Rovaniemi anthropology research team went this last week to Naryan Mar, the capital of the European Russian Nenets Autnomous Okrug, for celebrating the 25th anniversary of our field partners there, Nenets peoples association Yasavey. Congratulations! We are honoured and proud that …

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Black Gold or black dirt in East Siberia? Arctic Extractive Industries PhD programme holds course in Neryungyi, Republic of Sakha Yakutia

It was a fascinating week that the Extractive Industries Group spent in Neryungryi, Yakutia, one of the Soviet Union's youngest single industry towns, established in 1975. The Uarctic Thematic Network "Arctic Extractive Industries" thank the North Eastern Federal University, Faculty of Law and department for Northern Studies, for organising of a great course in our …

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“Nomadic” Ph.D. Summer School “Field Experiences in Northwest Russia” (FENOR): Call for Applications

The European University at St. Petersburg and the University of Vienna are pleased to announce the first call for a "Nomadic" Ph.D. Summer School "Field Experiences in Northwest Russia" (FENOR) Location and Dates The FENOR summer school is designed as a traveling training course for Ph.D. students and young researchers, which will be conducted at …

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