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Arctic biomonitoring laboratory

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Direction of scientific research

Development of methodology for monitoring, assessment, prediction and prevention of risks associated with the high level toxic polluting substances transfer via biological pathways. These substances can accumulate in the food chain and spread in Arctic ecosystems.

Leading Scientist

Yngvar Thomassen - Leading Scientist

He has given over 275 presentations on various aspects of his research, of which 105 were invited lectures at major conferences and symposia. In the period 1983-91 he was a member of the Commission on Toxicology, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (titular) member from 1986, where he initiated the development of human body fluids as quality assurance materials for the measurement of minor, trace and ultra-trace elements and organic metabolites. From 2011-2014 he served as a titular member in the Analytical Chemistry Division. More »

Summer School “Arctic Law”
Summer School “Arctic Law”

It is a great pleasure to announce the Summer School “Arctic Law” to be held on 12-18th of July 2020 in the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia.

The Arctic today is a place where international, national interests and law collide. At the same time, Arctic is a place for international cooperation and collaboration.

The Summer School “Arctic Law” is aimed at students and young practitioners seeking a deeper understanding of the Arctic issues and its international and national regulation.

Participants of the Summer School will be able to undergo a week-long intensive training on Arctic Law and deepen their knowledge and understanding of current trends in international and national law.


  • International Public Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Comparative Law of the Arctic states
  • Environmental Law
  • Energy Law
  • Northern Indigenous Peoples Rights
  • Arctic Strategies and Politics of Northern Countries

Topics to be discussed:

  • Arctic as an object of international legal regulation
  • International litigation before the ICJ
  • Arctic seas: international and national legal perspectives
  • Regulation of the Northern Sea Route navigation
  • Hot issues of the environmental regulation in the Arctic
  • Regulation of the natural resources extraction in the Arctic
  • Ethnic politics in the Arctic and sustainable development

Dates: 12.07.2020 – 18.07.2020

Place: NArFU

Working language: English

Preliminary programme: will be available on March, 1, 2020

Who can participate:

  • Candidates who have completed at least 3 consecutive years of university studies (Bachelor students);

  • Candidates holding a university law degree, received not later than 5 years prior to the start date of the Summer School (incl. Master and PhD students, early career specialists).

Workload: NArFU awards all participants who have regularly attended the lectures a Certificate of Attendance and 3 ECTS workload certificate.

Registration fee:

45 500 rubles (equal to € 650, on the transferring day please pay attention to the current euro rate).

Accommodation in the student dormitory and meals within the school programme are included.

Registration form

The key dates:

  • 15 May – registration deadline;

  • 12 July – the meeting day.


Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia

e-mail: arcticlaw@narfu.ru

Academic Director of the program:

Tatiana Sorokina,|
Head of the Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory, Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and Comparative Jurisprudence at the Higher School of Economics, Management and Law, NArFU

Administrative coordinators:

Tatiana Khairova,
Senior expert on international cooperation, Higher School of Economics, Management and Law, NArFU.

Maksim Zadorin,
Associate Professor of the Department of International Law and Comparative Jurisprudence at the Higher School of Economics, Management and Law, NArFU

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