On 21-25 August 2017 Northern Arctic Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov will become a venue for the International PhD Students’ Summer School (Barents PhD School). The event is a part of a long-term project on academic cooperation in the Barents region. Among the participants are five BEAR universities: Northern Arctic Federal University, the University of Oulu (Finland), the University of Tromsø – the Arctic University of Norway, Umeå University (Sweden). Co-organized by Northern (Arctic) Federal University and Northern State Medical University, the School will be held in Arkhangelsk for the first time.
The Barents PhD School is included in the Programme for Russian Chairmanship of the BEAC and will be implemented in the framework of the activities of the Joint Working Group on Education and Research, chaired by NArFU since 2011. The session in Arkhangelsk will be devoted to the Year of the Environment. The School will touch upon such vital Arctic and BEAR development issues as environmental protection and climate change, preservation of natural resources in the Arctic, nature reserve management, impacts of climate on human health, prevention of natural disasters, energy efficiency and sustainable forest management.
The School will unite students from the Nordic countries, as well as from China and Switzerland. The team of lecturers will include teachers and researchers from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Oslo, Oulu and Umeå. Among the School’s events are lectures, case studies, research presentations by PhD students, visits to regional organizations.
The Barents PhD School is intended to become a venue for dialogue, approbation of research results, and a platform for launching new research projects in the Barents region and beyond.
NArFU Department of International Cooperation