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The Arctic Summer College builds a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals. The Arctic Summer College brings together a network of Arctic leaders from different disciplines and regions to share and discuss ideas with expert speakers. 

We are extremely gratefule for the ongoing financial support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Other supporting partners incluce the Ecologic Institute's Arctic Program, and institutional partners World Policy Institute, the Embassy of Canada, Germany, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, the WWF Global Arctic Programme and the Arctic Circle Assembly.


The Arctic region is a unique place at a unique moment in time, with critical chances for establishing models of sustainability for the global community. In recognition of this tremendous window of opportunity, the Arctic Summer College brings together a network of leaders to discuss and develop policy options for the Arctic. 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.


Participation in the Arctic Summer College is open to applicants with previous Arctic experience, and a desire to share perspectives and seek professional collaboration with a network of peers. The policy-based network brings together 30 fellows, coming from a variety of backgrounds and selected through a competitive application process.