Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited NArFU

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visited NArFU

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, met with NArFU Rector Elena Kudryashova and attended the exhibition devoted to the university’s key activities.

The exponents introduced NArFU’s Arctic-focused educational programmes and international educational projects. Anastasia Tomilova, a graduate of the university and a student of the Arctic Master’s programme, told the Princess about her experience of studying in Norway in the programme’s framework

The students of the Shipbuilding Institute representing the Severodvinsk Education Cluster spoke about the practice-oriented nature of their education, the history of “Sevmash” and its involvement with the Northern Convoys.

At the exposition dedicated to the university’s achievements in research the local scientists showed to the distinguished guests some oil-bearing samples obtained during NArFU’s oil property research expeditions. The young researchers also introduced nanotubes samples from the university’s Laboratory of Nanotechnologies and told about the application of the locally produced magnetic fluids in pharmacology.

The Arctic Floating University project team presented a virtual reality helmet allowing one to see the Arctic expanse filmed during the expeditions and some insect and soil samples gathered on the voyage.

In conclusion of the visit, the Princess Royal and her husband made an entry in NArFU’s Book of Honorary Guests, and a group photo with the university’s students was taken. Elena Kudryashova presented Princess Anne with a miniature monument to Mikhail Lomonosov replicating the one standing in front of the university’s main building.


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