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20.11.2012
NArFU will hold a conference on the Barents region cooperation

On 26-30 November, 2012 Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) holds an international conference "Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the field of education and research as a resource for regional development".

It is organized under the co-chairmanship of twin-universities NArFU and the University of Tromsø in the BEAR Working Group on Education and Science (JWGER BEAC).Organizers of the event aim to create a platform for discussion between Russian and foreign professors, students, researchers, politicians, representatives of authorities, business and industry.

The participants will be able to analyze the history of cooperation of BEAR countries for the past 20 years (experiences, success stories and challenges) and to point out prospective areas of collaboration. Among important objectives are education and carrier paths in Barents region, research cooperation, information technologies, Arctic strategy, EU’s energy policy.

Another objective of the conference is analyzing the role of universities in fostering relations between business, politics and education in the field of Barents region development in changing international situation. Universities of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia have been actively involved in the process of building cooperation across borders, and NArFU has accumulated a unique experience in the area of the Barents cooperation.

The participants of the conference will make reports on different problems of northern countries. Among the guest speakers are Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov, President UArctic Lars Kullerud, President of the National Institute for Global Security Research (NIIGloB) and a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Anatoliy Smirnov, Secretary General EU ARCTIC Forum Steffen Weber, Secretary General of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes Rune Rafaelsen.

On 11th January 1993 the first conference on the Barents Euro-Arctic region cooperation took place in Kirkenes, Norway. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs or representatives of Denmark, the Russian Federation, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Commission of the European Communities participated in the conference, which was also attended by observers from the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Poland, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The Kirkenes Declaration — a key for international collaboration for the next twenty years — came as a major result of the conference.


International Conference
Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the Field of Education and Research as a Resource for Regional Development
26th – 30th November 2012,
Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU),

Arkhangelsk, Russia

Program

27.11.2012, 09.00 – 10.00 - Registration of participants (University hall, 1st floor)

Comments to mass media

10.00 – 10.45 - Opening of the conference (assembly hall)

Coordinators: Marina R. Kalinina, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov, Britt Vigdis Ekeli - Vice President of Education in the University of Tromsø, Norway

Showing a movie (8 min.)

Welcome speech by Rector of NArFU Elena Kudryashova

Welcome speech by the Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov

Video welcome by Thorvald Stoltenberg (tbc)

Welcome speech by the Vice President of Education in the University of Tromsø (Norway) Britt Vigdis Ekeli


10.45 – 11.00 - Children’s chorus from the musical school of the Barents region

11.00 – 13.00 - Plenary session (15 min for a speech)
Moderators: Marina R. Kalinina, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Britt Vigdis Ekeli - Vice President of Education in the University of Tromsø, Norway

Alexander Ignatiev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Arctic Herald Chief Editor
Barents/Euro-Arctic region in the international context


Sverre Stub, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials of BEAC
Norway’s views on the Barents cooperation, including priorities for the current chairmanship period and some ideas for the future


11.30 – 11.50 - Coffee break
Steffen Weber, Secretary General EU ARCTIC Forum, Special Adviser Arctic European Parliament
An EU Arctic Strategy with a focus on concrete research-cooperations in the new research framework - Horizon 2020

Rune Rafaelsen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Barents Secretariat in Kirkenes, Norway – TBC

Lars Kullerud, President UArctic, Senior Advisor to GRID-Arendal Managing Director – TBC

13.00 – 14.00 - Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 - Panel Discussion The role of Universities as actors of the BEAR partnership development

Moderators: Anatoly Smirnov and Andrey Shalyov

15.30 – 16.00 - Coffee break

16.00 – 16.40 - Summing up the working day of the conference by the conference moderators

Signing of cooperation agreements: - between NArFU and Finnmark University College(Norway) and between NArFU and the University of Saskatchewan (Canada)

16.40 – 17.00 - Transfer for conference participants to the Pur-Navolok Hotel

18.00 – 20.00 - Reception at the restaurant of Pur-Navolok Hotel (Northern Dvina Emb. 88)
Presentation of the “Barents-book” (by co-authors A. Krylov and I. Broch)

28.11.2012, Wednesday

08.30 – 08.45 - Transfer for the participants from the Pur-Navolok Hotel

9.00 – 10.30 - Plenary session

Moderators: Marina R. Kalinina, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V.Lomonosov, Britt Vigdis Ekeli - Vice President of Education in the University of Tromsø, Norway

Presentation by a Students Club from NArFU

Ingvild Broch, Special Advisor in the Norwegian Association for Higher Education Institutions, Norway, Honorary Doctor of NArFU
Cooperation in Education and Research in the BEAR - a short overview and some future challenges

Steffen Weber, Secretary General EU ARCTIC Forum, Special Adviser Arctic European Parliament.
The EU's energy policy or the EU's offshore and safety regulations affecting both the political developments and experiences in cooperation with EU programs and research institutions

Anatoly Smirnov, the President of the National Institute for Research of Global Security (NIRGlobS), member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, PhD in history, professor, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary.
Information Technologies for innovative and safe development of the region: a view from Russia

Marina Kalinina, Vice-rector of International Cooperation of NArFU
University as a Driving Force of Change: a view from NArFU

10.30 – 10.50 - Coffee break

10.50 – 13.00 - Parallel sessions

Stream A. Twenty years of history of cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: success stories, perspectives, new start? (Moderators: Anatoly Smirnov and Andrey Repnevsky)

Stream B. Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the field of education: time for research based education? (Moderators: Anatoly Bourmistrov (tbc) and Natalia Chicherina)

Stream C. Research cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: university as a resource for business and industry development (Moderator: Knut Heen (tbc) and Galina Komarova)

Stream D. Education and career paths in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region through the eyes of young people (Moderators: Elena Dotsenko and Harri Malinen (tbc))

13.00 – 14.00 - Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 - Parallel sessions

Stream A. Twenty years of history of cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: success stories, perspectives, new start? (Moderators: Anatoly Smirnov and Andrey Repnevsky)

Stream B. Cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region in the field of education: time for research based education? (Moderators: Anatoly Bourmistrov (tbc) and Natalia Chicherina)

Stream C. Research cooperation in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: university as a resource for business and industry development (Moderator: Knut Heen (tbc) and Galina Komarova)

Stream D. Education and career paths in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region through the eyes of young people (Moderators: Elena Dotsenko and Harri Malinen (tbc))


15.15 – 15.30 - Coffee break

15.30 – 17.15 - Closing plenary session
Moderator: Elena Kudryashova, Rector of NArFU

Address to the conference participants from the Minister of Education and Research of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov

Summing up by moderators of thematic sessions, debriefing

17.30 – 17.45 - Transfer for the conference participants to the Pur-Navolok Hotel

29.11.2012, Thursday
Cultural programme and side events

10.00 – 13.00 - Bus City Tour; Exhibitions and museums

Meeting of the BEAC Working Group on Education and Science (JWGER BEAC) (room 1220) Meeting of the Arctic association of Russian Universities

13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch for working groups participants

Free time, departure of participants

Источник:

norwaynews.com

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