Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


A new international and multidisciplinary intensive course on Design of Roads and Railways in Cold Climate will be held at the Norwegien University of Science and Technology in trondheim, Norway, October 7 - 18. There are 20 places available for students coming from Canada and Norway and 10 places for professionals. Limited travel support is available. The application deadline is extended until August 9. 

This advanced course will provide participants an innovative training on frost action with a special focus on the conditions in Norway and Canada.


This course is part of the FROZEN CANOES project that aims to contribute to high quality research-based education by combining geoscience and engineering knowledge from Canada and Norway. FROZEN CANOES is funded by the INTPART program of the Norwegian Research Council and the Centre for Internationalization of University Studies in Norway.


Master and PhD students in Engineering and Earth Sciences as well as professionals are welcome to take the course. In total, there are 20 places available for students coming from Canada and Norway and 10 places for professionals! Selected students will get a scholarship to help cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

Please note that prior to the residential course at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), two online learning modules are mandatory as course preparation. These online modules will focus on heat transfer and freezing-thawing soil mechanics and need to be achieved during the month of September 2019.


Registrations for students and professionals are currently open until June 30 and the announcement of the selected students will be given the following week.


For all course details and how to apply:

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