Theme of the year: Water – globally and locally
1) Fresh water is the vital resource for all species, and a precondition for life.
2) Water, when changing from solid (ice or snow) to liquid exposes a range of issues for Arctic futures, for resilience, adaptation, transformation – in all, human and environmental security.
3) Scarcity of fresh water in many parts of the globe causes population pressure, environmental degradation and climate change(s).
4) Water is strategic resource causing competition and conflicts.
Students of international relations, political sciences, other social sciences, economics, environmental sciences, and Northern and Nordic studies.
How to apply?
In a free A4 application, please indicate:
Name and address + home university + major discipline
Brief statement of interest in the study program.
In order to register, please write a motivation letter of 1/2 - 1 pages in English and send it directly to Tapani Kaakkuriniemi (email@example.com
). Those selected will need to deliver also a copy of the passport ID page to Tapani Kaakkuriniemi by email.
Send your application by 5 April, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Active participation in daily workshops.
An essay of 10–12 A4 pages, i.e. 22.000–26.000 items on a relevant topic must be submitted to email@example.com by 17 June 2012.
No registration fee.
However students need to cover their own accommodation and travel expenses. Accommodation will be most likely arranged in a local student dormitories for a reasonable price.
One week course
The ISSK’12 will be organized in Petrozavodsk 14–17 May 2012. Travel day Fin-Rus 13 May, Rus-Fin 18 or 19 May.
Additionally, there will be an opportunity to participate in a full/half-day excursion within Karelia, to nearby sites of general interest.
More information in attached schedule and information sheet.