The Arctic

"The economic potential of the Arctic is enormous and its sustainable development is key to the region's resilience and prosperity"

The Arctic Research Centre

Stated above is the official ‘Arctic vision’ agreed in 2013 by the eight Arctic states (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US) and representatives of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples. In response to this vision, the University of St Andrews and MGIMO have developed a state‐of‐the-­art five­‐year research project on assessing the environmental impact of energy infrastructure development in the Arctic. Building upon the world-­renowned research track record MGIMO and the University of St Andrews, we believe our universities are best placed to deliver a world‐class analysis alongside a network of selected international scholars and a range of stakeholders through the joint "Arctic Research Centre".

Recent events

At the end of April the International Arctic Science Committee held the ASSW (Arctic Science Summit Week) in the year of the Committee’s 25th anniversary in Toyama, Japan. The ARC was represented by a delegation from St Andrews.

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Read the report about the policy section of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2015

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