After completion of his courses in the Polar Law master’s program in Akureyri, Iceland, Nikolas has decided to return to his ‘home’ Rovaniemi, to complete his master’s thesis on the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and to work as an intern at UArctic. Already in 2009, Nikolas was working for the International Secretariat for several months.

Nikolas is well-known to the UArctic-family, as he has started his Arctic car eer in 2007 with the Arctic Studies Program in Rovaniemi, then continued Arctic education with the Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies in Bodø while finishing his B.A. in Scandinavian Studies in Berlin, just to venture on to Akureyri, to do the master’s in Polar Law.

During his stay in Iceland Nikolas work ed for the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group while furthermore being a researcher for the Arctic Centre in the Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment Project, a coordinated project between the Arctic C entre in Rovaniemi, ECOLOGIC Institute in Berlin, Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) in Vienna and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Stockholm.

Apart from his position as an intern at UArctic, Nikolas is furthermore the official liaison between UArctic and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), as he represents UArctic on the APECS Council.