The main costs associated with running APECS comes in supporting our International Directorate Office located in Tromsø, Norway since 2009. We are very grateful to the Research Council of Norway, the UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and the Norwegian Polar Institute for providing the majority of the finances needed to keep all our activities centrally coordinated and running efficiently. Below is some information to help you learn more about these great organizations and the opportunities they have for early career researchers.
The Research Council is Norway's official body for the development and implementation of national research strategy. The Council is responsible for enhancing Norway's knowledge base and for promoting basic and applied research and innovation in order to help meet research needs within society. The Research Council also works actively to encourage international research cooperation. Underlying all the Research Council's activities is the viewpoint that research expands the boundaries of what we know, understand and can achieve. Research adds cultural resonance to society and creates a viable framework for welfare, value creation and sustainable development. Through its efforts as an advisory body on research strategy issues, a research funding agency and initiator of meeting places and networks, the Research Council seeks to meet and constantly refine the objectives for Norwegian research policy.
Fore more information please visit the Research Council of Norway website.
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is the northernmost university of the world. Research and studies offered at our university focus on Arctic and northern issues: marine science, biomedicine, telemedicine, physics, linguistics, multiculturalism, and research related to the Saami and indigenous people. Our university shall contribute to the national Norwegian diversity of basic scientific research and for some research areas we shall be among the best international actors.
Fore more information please visit the website of the University of Tromsø.
The Norwegian Polar Institute is Norway's central institution for research, environmental monitoring and mapping of the polar regions. The Institute is the Norwegian authorities' consultant and supplier of knowledge, and contributes to the best possible administration of Norwegian polar areas. Through active participation in national and international bodies, the Polar Institute is central when it comes to protecting national interests in matters of research and the environment. Approximately 110 persons are employed at the Institute in Tromsø, Svalbard and Dronning Maud Land.
For more information please visit the Norwegian Polar Institute website
In addition, Murmansk Arctic State University funds a part-time APECS Officer for the APECS International Directorate located in Murmansk, Russia from July 2016 to February 2017. APECS is very grateful for this additional staff support.
Murmansk Arctic State University (MASU) is the northernmost university in Russia, the leading educational and scientific centre of the Russian North. MASU was founded in 1939 as a two-year part-time teacher institute. In 1956 it was reorganized into a classical higher educational institution - Murmansk State Pedagogical Institute, in 2003 - into Murmansk State Pedagogical University, in 2010 - into Murmansk State Humanities University and in 2015 - into Murmansk Arctic State University. Over the period of its existence the University has trained thousands of teaching staff for the Kola North.
Training is conducted within the following areas: Physics and Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Humanitarian Sciences; Social Sciences; Education and Pedagogy; Culture and Arts; Economics and Management. MASU has 3 Faculties and 2 Institutes. The University offers Bachelor, Master and PhD Degree programs.
MASU is one of the leading centers of research in the Murmansk region. For more information visit the MASU website.