Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies diplomas were awarded at NArFU

Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies diplomas were awarded at NArFU

Graduation ceremony of the “Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies” programme was conducted within the Council on International Cooperation of the Northern Arctic Federal University last week wherein Nord University diplomas were delivered. The BCS programme has been realized by Nord University and NArFU since 2004 under the aegis of the University of the Arctic.

The head of the International Cooperation Department Lubov Zarubina expressed congratulations to graduates of the programme: “The “Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies” programme allows NArFU students of different fields of study to obtain fundamental knowledge about the Arctic, its historical and cultural heritage, contemporary environmental and economic challenges of the region”. The BCS programme graduates’ number grows year after year. The total number of NArFU students who have obtained the Nord University diplomas and University of the Arctic certificates is 146 at the moment. These diplomas are highly sought by employers and give to the graduates possibilities for professional development and for further education at international universities”.

Newly-qualified bachelors expressed gratitude to NArFU administration, coordinators of the programme and to everyone who have helped them during their studies.

“We have gained knowledge of history, culture, politics and environment of the subarctic region. All professors are highly qualified and responsive people. They are great specialists in their areas of studies” – says Julia Knizhnikova, a graduate of the year 2017, a student of the Higher School of Economics, Management and Law.

“I am sure the knowledge of indigenous peoples of the circumpolar world and their way of life will prove useful. We have also improved our academic English and intercultural competencies while studying”– shared her experience Ekaterina Ipatova, a graduate of 2017.

Students who went for exchange to the Nord University in the autumn semester of 2017 have also delivered a presentation during the ceremony. They told about the campus in Bodø, the educational process in Norway and the experience they have gained thanks to the BCS programme. It should be noted that every BCS student has an opportunity to spend one semester at the Nord University.

The Department of International Cooperation invites all NArFU students to apply for the “Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies” programme. More information about the programme and documents required can be found here:

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