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The Malaurie Institute of Arctic Research - Monaco
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Arctic Studies are a fast-growing field that increasingly draws media and public attention due to global warming and climate change.
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“Gateway to the Arctic” is an interdisciplinary forum for encounters of master students and early-stage researchers from different disciplines.

Jean Malaurie

French cultural anthropologist, explorer, geographer, geomorphologist, and writer.

Quote Jean Malaurie: “Cultural diversity is a scientific reality which we must protect as much as possible, just like biodiversity. Otherwise, all of us in those megacities that keep on growing will become a people of ants, manipulated by words and images.”

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Jean Malaurie
Inuit sled dogs in the arctic


MIARC actively participates in various projects at national, bilateral and international level.

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Find here programmes of previous events, as well as other relevant documents.

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Collection of old historic books


Discover the Master 2 Arctic studies program

27 February 2024

Discover the Master 2 Arctic studies, an innovative programme that combines environmental sciences and humanities to provide a global understanding of Arctic issues.

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10th workshop “Gateway to the Arctic” held at Sudernes Science and Learning Center, Iceland

16 February 2024

The jubilee 10th interdisciplinary Franco-German workshop “Gateway to the Arctic” co-organised by MIARC and AWI together with the Sudernes Science and Learning Center was held at the Centre’s premises in Sandgerði, Iceland, February 6-8, 2024.

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Professor Jean Malaurie’s lifelong exceptional achievements honoured by the French Minister of Higher Education and Research

15 February 2024

Professor Jean Malaurie’s exceptionally long and distinguished career as an internationally renowned anthropo-geographer and one of the foremost Arctic specialists was honoured by French Minister of Higher Education and Research Sylvie Retailleau during Jean Malaurie’s funeral ceremony held February 13, 2024, at the Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides, in Paris.

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