Eligibility for taking courses in the Pan-Arctic PhD programme “Arctic Extractive Industries”
Eligible is any PhD student with a dissertation or other major
research topic related to the study of Arctic Extractive Industries
(EI). The fields related are wide, interdisciplinary, and may include,
but are not limited to the following
- EI impacts on the ground and impact assessments in ANY field from
anthropology, business, economics and politics, to literature and
- Extractive Industry (EI), geopolitics & IR
- EI and industrial relations, corporate ethnography & governance
- EI development principles, standards customary law, economic, social, environmental bottom lines, guidelines
- EI development principles and interests in different states and
regions, including those in comparable Sub-Arctic or Northern locations
- Sustainable and responsible investments, including alternative regional or community development options
- EI practice from the circumpolar down to the local level.
Funding for participation in the courses may be funded either by your
University, the University hosting the course or the Uarctic Thematic
Network grant. Eligibility and availability of such funds will vary for
each course announced, and also depends on grant specific requirements
such as citizenship, country of affiliation, and others.
Requirements for completing the entire Uarctic Pan Arctic PhD programme in Arctic Extractive Industries
- Completing 3 courses with the requirements mentioned below
- Participating in 3 conferences or workshops related to an Arctic
extractive industries topic with your presentation, approved by your
supervisor and one other member of the Uarctic Thematic Network.
Upon completion, each PhD student receives a diploma as an addendum
to the PhD degree. The diploma is issued by the University of the Arctic
and certifies the students expertise in Arctic extractive industries
social science research.
Requirements per course for PhD students in the Uarctic Arctic Extractive Industries PhD programme, course 10 ECTS:
- Attend the full course (1 week of contact teaching, sometimes part
of it being carried out in form of participation in a meaningful
- Prepare for the lectures in the course as announced in the
programme. Preparation workload and assignments can vary, but usually
consist of reading literature announced by the respective professors /
- Prepare a presentation that will form your main input for the
course. This will usually be a 15 minute summary of one chapter of your
PhD, which you are going to submit in written form as an assignment to
be evaluated by your own supervisor plus one supervisor in the Uarctic
Thematic Network. If your PhD does not have chapters yet, your input can
also be the presentation of your PhD plan, which will be discussed by
the course participants. The main points raised for discussion of your
work in the presentation should be circulated to course participants
before the start of the course. In some cases you may want to circulate
drafts of chapters or plans already, depending on the deadlines
stipulated by local course organisers.
- Hand in your written assignment (chapter, plan) to the course
organiser or Thematic Network lead for evaluation after the course. The
exact date of handing in that assignment will be agreed upon during the
course. The handed-in assignment should reflect the comments during the
discussion that the course participants held on your presentation, if
that is useful for improving your work.
Depending on the local organisers and the workload associated with
the lectures, the courses will give you between 5-10 credits ECTS.