NArFU Rector Elena Kudryashova and Acting Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region Alexander Tsybulsky have met with Aleksei Kudrin, Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, and Svetlana Merkushina, Director at the Chamber’s Department for Education, Science and Innovation Audit, to discuss the present and future of the federal university.
The meeting was held on 23 June 2020 in Moscow and focused on the activities of NArFU Board of Trustees, a permanent deliberative body created for facilitating the university’s strategic development and uniting representatives of major businesses, authorities and academia.
The Board of Trustees continues to play a significant part in the university’s progress. With support from its guardians, over the recent decade NArFU has opened several cutting-edge labs, purchased unique equipment and renovated its major infrastructure objects.
The meeting also discussed the draft of NArFU Development Programme 2021–2035. The project is being developed with the active involvement of the RF Ministry for the Development of Russian Far East and the Arctic and the Agency for HR Development in Russian Far East and the Arctic based on the new Russian Arctic Strategy.
In the framework of this new development policy NArFU plans to update its training programmes to meet the long-term HR needs of the Arctic, make vocational training more accessible for remote populations, create a career counselling system for schoolchildren and a life-long learning system. Another key development line is connected with advancing Arctic research and technologies.
According to Aleksei Kudrin, over its not yet long history the federal university has managed to become a true regional hub and will continue to drive Arctic project implementation and regional development.