June 8-9, the Arctic Council's Sustainable Development Working Group (AC SDWG) held an online meeting contributed by 110 delegates, alongside guest experts, representing ministries in the Arctic counties and observer organizations within the Arctic Council. The two-day meeting was discussing the current and upcoming projects of SDWG.
In the framework of the development of cross-border cooperation between Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden, an updated draft Joint Barents Transport Plan has recently been adopted by Barents Euro-Arctic Transport Area (BEATA). The document aims at creating an effective transport system within BEAR, including efficient transport corridors and strong links with global markets. The draft contains proposals for the development of a motorway, railway, sea and air transport network and describes 16 cross-border routes in Northern Europe.
In anticipation of NArFU’s upcoming 10-year Anniversary the university continues to receive congratulations from all over the world. Researchers from Norway, France, China and Japan have sent video messages with words of gratitude for the joint results already achieved and hope for further successful collaboration.
The partners to Ice Operations – a project geared towards scientifically-based development of the Arctic areas and funded by EU-Russia KOLARCTIC CBC Programme 2014-2020 – have held an online conference.
Last week saw an online meeting in the framework of the project I2P:From Idea to Printing of Metal Construction. The discussion gathered representatives of all the project’s partner universities: Lulea University of Technology (Sweden), the University of Oulu (Finland), UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway) and Northern Arctic Federal University (Russia).
NArFU has recently delivered a webinar for its potential students from foreign countries. Among the participants of the online meeting were citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) has announced the results of TWA Energy Influencers 2020. The contest involved young professionals under the age of 35 contributing to the development of world energy industry.
Northern Arctic Federal University has received the status of a co-leader of the Arctic Food Innovation Cluster (AFIC) project. The international initiative was launched by the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG).
The Kolarctic project FAMARB: Facility Management of Residential Buildings in Barents Region aimed at strengthening the interaction between the northern Nordic and northern Russian industry, academic and R&D communities within building technology, has been selected by the EU Delegation in Russia as an example illustrating effective international cooperation.
Ice Operations, a Kolarctic-funded project that seeks to source research-based knowledge for commercial development of the Arctic areas, operates a team of experts to monitor the local ice conditions, explore ice mechanics and calculate potential ice load on offshore platforms using numerical modelling techniques.
Project “DeConcrete: Eco-Efficient Arctic Technologies Cooperation” financed by the Kolarctic Cross Border Cooperation Program started in autumn 2019. Since that time, the international project team under the leadership of Professor Arkadiy Aizenstadt, Head of the Department of Composite Materials and Environmental Engineering (NArFU), has accomplished important tasks.
The 10th anniversary International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS X) entitled “Arctic Generations: Looking Back and Looking Forward” will be held in NArFU on 15-19 June 2020. The university was chosen as the venue on 12 June 2017 at IASSA General Assembly in Sweden.
The Tokyo Campus of Japan’s University of Tsukuba has recently hosted a series of events featuring leaders of Russian and Japanese universities and focusing on the existing challenges in education and the development of bilateral academic cooperation. NArFU was represented by its Rector, Professor Elena Kudryashova.
It is a great pleasure to announce the Summer School “Arctic Law” to be held on 12-18th of July 2020 in the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia.
On 16-17 January 2020 Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland) hosted a working meeting in the framework of the Kolarctic project «FAMARB: Facility Management of Residential Buildings in Barents Region».
Safety in the North and emergency preparedness: a new direction of сooperation between NArFU and UiT
Sergei Aksenov, director of the Higher School of Engineering, NArFU visited the University of Tromsø, Arctic University of Norway thanks to the grant from the Barents Plus Program to discuss international cooperation in the field of training specialists in emergency preparedness and response.