Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


go-north logoWhat an amazing year it has been for APECS. We have averaged 73 new members a month, had at least 1 APECS in-person meeting at a conference somewhere around the world every month, started a very successful career development webinar series, and the list goes on. We are putting together a report for one of the grants that funds our Directorate office that will include some more fun statistics like these. Thanks to you all and the support of our partnering organizations we are creating many opportunities for young polar researchers.

Speaking of partnering organizations, this month's newsletter features the University of Alaska, which is an amazing institution.  I am fortunate to hold an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor Position at the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska- Fairbanks, where we have the National Science Foundation grant that is supporting our webinar series. IARC, in particular Larry Hinzman and Elena Sparrow have been very supportive of APECS' efforts from the very beginning and we are very grateful to them for all their help.

If you are interested in studying at the University of Alaska, or another university in the North, you may be interested in a student mobility program that helps with exchange programs for students to take courses at Northern universities and experience life and culture in the North - The University of the Arctic's Go North program, housed at the University of Tromsø, Norway. 

To find out more, visit:
To find out what courses are offered through the University of the Arctic in the Go North as well as their other programs visit:

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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