Science, Diplomacy and the Formation of a Post-War European North

Swedish-Norwegian research programme successfully reviewed and started

The Barents Institute, together with social scientists at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Oslo University and Gothenburg University, join as partners in a large Scandinavian-Baltic research consortium "Nordic Spaces: Formation of States, Societies and Regions, Cultural Encounters, and Idea and Identity Production in Northern Europe"

The Construction and Negotiation of Borders

The University College of Finnmark in Alta and the Barents Institute will launch a three year joint research programme called “The Construction and Negotiation of Borders: Discourses Related to the Border between Norway and Russia” supported by major funding from the Strategic University College Programme of the Research Council of Norway.


BOREAS: Histories from the North: Environments, Movements, Narrative is an international research initiative in the EUROCORES research programme of the European Science Foundation

Master of Art research projects

The Barents Institute co-advices and supports Master theses on several important issues related to the Barents Region.

The International Polar Year

The International Polar Year 2007-2009 (IPY) is about research. But of great importance is also the public engagement with polar science and the involvement of local groups and of ethnic minorities. The IPY should be a time for everyone to learn and reflect on regions of our world which few have visited but which are essential to the future well being of all of us.

Instructions for Master of Art student projects

A document offering advice on how to structure a plan for a Master of Art project is available for down-load by clicking the link below. It should be considered by anyone interested in applying for support from the Barents Institute to such research.