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Arctic Summer College 2016 call for applications

The Arctic region is a unique place at a unique moment in time and decision-makers have the opportunity to set a new course for expanding natural resource development and establish a model of sustainability for the global community while respecting the rights of indigenous peoples. In recognition of this tremendous window of opportunity, the Arctic Summer College brings together emerging leaders and experts to consider options for promoting sustainability and cooperation in the Arctic region.

Apply now for the 2016 Arctic Summer College!

Ecologic Institute US and Ecologic Institute Berlin are currently accepting applications until May 29, 2016 from exceptional students and professionals passionate about protecting the people and the environment in the Arctic.

In our one-of-a-kind 8 week international virtual campus, participants will learn about current Arctic issues and engage in discussions with experts, exchanging their views and creating a lively learning environment. In the web-based seminar series, participants will benefit from in-depth personal exchange, develop academic skills, and specialist expertise.

There are two world class programs to choose from: The Arctic Summer College for Students and the Arctic Summer College for Professionals. Though the programs offer additional distinct benefits, the following are common to both programs.

Program Benefits:

  •     potential to travel to Iceland to participate in the 2016 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland
  •     opportunity to publish in the peer-reviewed Arctic Summer College yearbook
  •     engage with Arctic experts in an interactive academic webinar series
  •     join the Arctic Summer College alumni network with past participants from all over the world from a variety of fields

To apply and learn more about each program, including eligibility, simply visit the application for your desired program.

Application for Arctic Summer College Student Program:

Application for Arctic Summer College for Professionals Program:

Application deadline: May 29, 2016

Do you know an exceptional candidate for the ASC Student or ASC Professionals Program? Help us spread the word by sharing this unique opportunity with your network and colleagues before the application closes.

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Arctic Summer College Team


On 21 March 2016, Ecologic Institute and the Arctic Institute hosted a webinar on "100 days in: COP21 and the Arctic's Future - An Era of Energy Transition". The webinar hosted three experts on the the Arctic Council, the implementation of renewable energy policies on the local level and on the climate negotiations:

  • Julia Gourley, US Senior Arctic Official, US Department of State
  • Piper Foster Wilder, Renewable Energy Alaska Project
  • Sébastien Duyck, Visiting Researcher Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.

The webinar also gave the more than 50 participants the opportunity to get answers to their questions on these topics.

If you missed the whole webinar or simply want to look up specific presentations, you can find the presentations of our honoured guest experts under the link above.


Arctic Summer College breakout session at the 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly

The Arctic Summer College is proud to have held a session at the 2015 Arctic Circle Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 16th, 2015. For those who could not join us in person, feel free to watch the presentations of our Fellows, Innovation in the Arctic: Squaring the Circle and The Arctic Divide, via YouTube.


The Arctic Summer College creates a network of emerging leaders and experts that will be brought together for 8 weeks in a series of web-based seminars (webinars) Wednesdays from 18:00-20:00 Central European Time from early July through August. The program aims to build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals to strengthen communication between peoples and nations, scientific disciplines, policy areas, and across the science-policy interface to improve governance and sustainable development in the Arctic. The 2016 program will offer fellows the opportunity to earn spots to present their written work at the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in October.