On August 21-25 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov will become a venue for International PhD Students’ Summer School (Barents PhD School). This event is a part of a long-term project on academic cooperation in Barents region. Five BEAR Universities participate in it: Northern (Arctic) Federal University, University of Oulu (Finland), University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University (Sweden). The School is held in Arkhangelsk for the first time, and is organized by Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Northern State Medical University.
PhD Students’ Summer School is included into a BEAC chairmanship programme of Russian Federation. Also, it works within the activities of Joint working group on Education and Research, where NArFU holds the chairmanship since 2011. The key topic of the session held in Arkhangelsk is devoted to the year of ecology in Russian Federation. The programme of school touches upon such vital Arctic and BEAR development issues, as environmental protection and climate change, preservation of natural resources in the Arctic and protected natural areas management, impact of Northern climate on human health, prevention of natural catastrophes, energy efficiency and sustainable forest management.
Besides the students of partner universities, students from China and Switzerland are participating in the Summer School. The group of lecturers includes teachers and researchers from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Oslo, Oulu and Umeå. The School programme includes lectures, cases, presentations of research works held by PhD students, visits to regional organizations.
We look forward to turning the Barents School into a venue for dialogue, approbation of research results, and to giving a start to new research projects in Barents region and outside its borders.
NArFU Department of International Cooperation