A delegation of the Northern Research Institute (NORUT) visited NarFU this Monday. NORUT is a national research group from Norway with activities within technology, social science and innovation. The meeting was aimed to inform the participants on research activities of each other and to form a basis for the establishment of joint cooperation.
NArFU’s Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Marina Kalinina and her deputy Lubov Zarubina spoke about the history of NArFU, its structure, objectives, arctic vector of development and arctic expeditions.
The delegate from NORUT professor Leiv Sidnes spoke about the achievements of the Northern Research Institute and promising areas of collaboration. He stressed the possibility of international cooperation in the fields of biotechnology, environment, chemistry, analytical chemistry, and others.
- IF the project is not implemented, - Leiv Sidnes said, - then it doesn’t matter how it looks on the papers and archival materials of the university. If we have potential, then let’s move.
Vice-Rector for Scientific Work Alexander Guriev told about the main fields of scientific work in NArFU and about the main scientific and educational centers of the university. He also presented Leiv Sidnes a brochure with actual information about scientific achievements of NArFU. Then Svetlana Lukina and Ludmila Morozova from the Institute of Natural Sciences and Biomedicine spoke about their institute and about interdisciplinary research that is conducted within it. The participants also watched a video about NArFU in English.