On 25 June – 5 August 2016 NArFU students take part in the Master course “A Changing Arctic” offered within the joint project between the University of Oslo and Northern (Arctic) Federal University “AwaRE: Arctic Research and Education” (SIU High North Programme). The course is organized on the premises of the University of Oslo as part of the 70th International Summer School.
Today we took the opportunity to meet a guest of our university, Libor Lněnička, a representative of Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. In addition to discussing his visit, we were pleased to ask our guest about the city of Brno and to discover that Arkhangelsk is not the first Russian city Libor has been to.
Professor Andre Govaert: NArFU did a good job developing its master’s programs. Expert of TEMPUS ALIGN European project team Andre Hovaert (Belgium) gave positive feedback about the level of preparedness for international accreditation achieved by NArFU’s two master’s programs.
The contest of students' project ideas Exploring the Arctic has entered its home stretch at M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University, having announced its winners as part of the All-Russian Research to Practice Conference “The Arctic as a National Mega-Project: staffing and research support solutions”.
Today, the research vessel Professor Molchanov hosted a press conference timed with the startf of the expedition titled “The Arctic Floating University-2016: unveiling the mysteries of the Novaya Zemlya”. Among the interviewees were RF Deputy Minister of Education Alexander Klimov; Rector of M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University Elena Kudryashova; expedition leader Konstantin Zaikov; Deputy Director of the Northern Administration for Hydrometeorological and Environmental Monitoring Alexander Driker; and Acting Director of the Russian Arctic National Park Alexander Kirilov.
On 23-27 May Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) delegation comprised of Natalia Chicherina, Rector’s Adviser on Education, Svetlana Strelkova, Director, Institute of Philology and Cross-Cultural Communication, Elena Ivanova, Head of Education Modernization Office and Olga Nizhevich, Director, International Academic Mobility Centre, participated in quality assurance training in Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.
— What is your educational background? — My first degree was in physics from St. Louis University which is a Jesuit college. After my Bachelor’s diploma I spent one year as a Fulbright scholar in France studying nuclear engineering. And after my return to the States I went to the University of Wisconsin where I got my Master’s and my PhD in nuclear engineering.
M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University has recently been visited by Consul General of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Saint-Petersburg Keith Allan. In his meeting with Rector Elena Kudryashova, Mr.Allan discussed participation of the British delegation in the international research-to-practice conference.
Professor Phillip Sanger of Purdue University (USA) has concluded his series of lectures in project management at NArFU Higher School of Economics and Management. The subject was taught in three sessions — for teachers, students and the industry.
This year’s agenda of the Arctic Floating University, a research project being implemented by NArFU in cooperation with the Northern Administration for Hydrometeorological and Environmental Monitoring, mainly focuses on the dynamics of the marine and coastal ecosystems surrounding the archipelagoes within the Western sector of the RF Arctic Zone.
On April 18 the registration of the participants for the University Social Forum closed. This Forum will be held within the framework of the project “NArFU – Our Home”.
On 20 April 2016 NArFU hosted a delegation of the US Consulate General in St-Petersburg headed by the Consul General Thomas Leary.
Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov will announce soon an open competition for the development of the technical proposal of a new research vessel for the project "Arctic Floating University". Professional and College teams are invited for participation.
Today NArFU hosted a meeting of the BEAC Joint Working Group on Education and Research. The group unites 15 universities and research institutions from the northern territories of Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden, aimed at solving crucial problems of scientific and educational cooperation expansion in the Barents Region. NArFU has been co-chairing the group since 2011.
28 March, NArFU hosted a meeting with Alexander Klimov, RF Deputy Minister of Education and Research who chairs NArFU Supervisory Board, and Alexander Sobolev, Director of Department for Government Policy in Higher Education under the RF Ministry of Education and Research, that focused on the upcoming conference “The Arctic as a National Mega-Project: staffing and research support solutions”.
The Commission of Senior Officials of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) met in Arkhangelsk, Russia, on 22 March 2016 with the participation of representatives of the European Union and ministries of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland. The meeting was held within the frames of the Russian Federation chairmanship in the Barents Euro-Arctic Council.