UArctic Congress 2018 takes over the University in early September

The lecture halls of the Linnanmaa campus area will be buzzling with crowds in just few weeks, when the University of Oulu hosts the UArctic Congress 2018 on 3-6 September. After that the congress travels to Helsinki for the 7th September, to be hosted by the University of Helsinki. The congress week will bring together 540 participants from 28 countries, of which 430 participants are expected to Oulu.

The UArctic Congress 2018 themes revolve around the priorities of the Finnish Arctic Council chairmanship, including the goals of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The highlights of the program in Oulu include the congress opening at the Saalasti Hall with speakers such as HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Prime Minister Juha Sipilä taking the podium, followed by a panel discussion on the sustainable development of the Arctic regions. The science section of the congress consists of more than 50 sessions, focusing on a variety of contemporary research questions, challenges and future opportunities with an Arctic focus.

The general public has a possibility to listen the presentations of the Open Science Session that takes place at the Tellus Innovation Arena on 5th September from 10:30-12:00. A more detailed programme -including the Open Science Session- is available on the congress website. In addition, an art exhibition “Made with the Arctic” by the UArctic’s Arctic Sustainable Arts and Design network (ASAD) will be open to the public at the Tellus Innovation Arena on 7-13 September. 

Last updated: 3.9.2018