Project “Development of think tank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute” brings together nations’ research resources
Launched in 2019, the international research project NDI Think Tank / Development of think tank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute (https://narfu.ru/international/projects/mezdunarodnie_proekti/detail.php?ID=334074) pursues ways of supporting political decision-makers with research-based expertise through Northern Dimension partnerships. The initiative for this project came from NDI coordinating partners, including NArFU which joined the network in 2013.
The experts of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University have participated in Smart City: Expectations and Reality, a roundtable discussion of the ways for implementing digital initiatives for sustainable urban environments. The roundtable was organized by RUSSOFT Association, BETA, and EXPOFORUM Convention and Exhibition Centre (Saint-Petersburg
Last week the EU-Russia Kolarctic ENPI CBC, a programme fostering social and economic development in and international cooperation among the northern areas of Finland, Norway, Sweden and Russia, announced the preliminary results of its Fourth Call for micro-projects.
NArFU-Partnering Projects Receive Support from NEFCO-Managed Programme for Environment and Climate Cooperation
Administered by Nordic Environment Finance Corporation NEFCO, the Programme for Environment and Climate Cooperation (PECC) aims to facilitate Nordic-Northwest Russia partnerships with focus on capacity-building and mutually beneficial collaborations in environmental protection and climate.
June 8-9, the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group (AC SDWG) held an online meeting contributed by 110 delegates, alongside guest experts, representing ministries in the Arctic counties and observer organizations within the Arctic Council. The two-day meeting was discussing the current and upcoming projects of SDWG.
In the framework of the development of cross-border cooperation between Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden, an updated draft Joint Barents Transport Plan has recently been adopted by Barents Euro-Arctic Transport Area (BEATA). The document aims at creating an effective transport system within BEAR, including efficient transport corridors and strong links with global markets. The draft contains proposals for the development of a motorway, railway, sea and air transport network and describes 16 cross-border routes in Northern Europe.
In anticipation of NArFU’s upcoming 10-year Anniversary the university continues to receive congratulations from all over the world. Researchers from Norway, France, China and Japan have sent video messages with words of gratitude for the joint results already achieved and hope for further successful collaboration.
The partners to Ice Operations – a project geared towards scientifically-based development of the Arctic areas and funded by EU-Russia KOLARCTIC CBC Programme 2014-2020 – have held an online conference.
Last week saw an online meeting in the framework of the project I2P:From Idea to Printing of Metal Construction. The discussion gathered representatives of all the project’s partner universities: Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), the University of Oulu (Finland), UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway) and Northern Arctic Federal University (Russia).
NArFU has recently delivered a webinar for its potential students from foreign countries. Among the participants of the online meeting were citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has announced the results of TWA Energy Influencers 2020. The contest involved young professionals under the age of 35 contributing to the development of world energy industry.
Northern Arctic Federal University has received the status of a co-leader of the Arctic Food Innovation Cluster (AFIC) project. The international initiative was launched by the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).
The Kolarctic project FAMARB: Facility Management of Residential Buildings in Barents Region aimed at strengthening the interaction between the northern Nordic and northern Russian industry, academic and R&D communities within building technology, has been selected by the EU Delegation in Russia as an example illustrating effective international cooperation.
Ice Operations, a Kolarctic-funded project that seeks to source research-based knowledge for commercial development of the Arctic areas, operates a team of experts to monitor the local ice conditions, explore ice mechanics and calculate potential ice load on offshore platforms using numerical modelling techniques.
Project “DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation” financed by the Kolarctic Cross Border Cooperation Program started in autumn 2019. Since that time, the international project team under the leadership of Professor Arkadiy Aizenstadt, Head of the Department of Composite Materials and Environmental Engineering (NArFU), has accomplished important tasks.
The 10th anniversary International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) entitled “Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward” will be held in NArFU on 15-19 June 2020. The university was chosen as the venue on 12 June 2017 at IASSA General Assembly in Sweden.