Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU, Arkhangelsk, North-West Russia) is pleased to announce the International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” to be held on 5-11 April, 2019 as a side event of the V International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue”.
Over the last decades the Arctic is on the top of the agenda for world political leaders, business, public and academia due to new emerging opportunities effecting economic, political and social dynamics in local communities and globally. All stakeholders emphasize that the dialogue and international collaboration in the region is crucial for ensuring its sustainable development and people well-being. Since 2011 the International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” has served as the key arena in Russia for addressing the issues of the Arctic exploration and its sustainable development in the national and global context.
Since 2011 the International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue” has served as the key arena in Russia for addressing the issues of the Arctic exploration and its sustainable development in the national and global context. The Forum is organized biannually under the auspices of the RF Government and attracts presidents, high officials, diplomats, experts and scholars from all over the world. On April 9-10, 2019 Northern Arctic Federal University will host the event for the third time.
The aim of the International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” is to provide young researchers from Arctic and non-Arctic countries with the knowledge about the Russian Arctic Strategy and large-scale projects and facilitate international collaboration in studying and discussing contemporary issues of the Arctic region in global context. Russian and foreign high officials and speakers of the International Forum are invited for keynote lectures and discussions.
The School participants will discuss a vast scope of current issues of the Arctic: northern governance and economies, environmental challenges, Arctic law, life of the local communities, human adaptation, international cooperation in the Arctic.
Eligible participants: PhD students from Arctic and non-Arctic countries. The number of places is limited
Language of instruction: English
Workload: 3 ECTS
Certificates and transcripts of records are provided for participants.
Includes lectures, presentations, interactive sessions, debates, participation in side events of the Arctic Forum, site visits, cultural programme
Arkhangelsk region is located in northern European Russia on the shore of the White Sea. It includes the Arctic archipelagos of Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya. The city of Arkhangelsk was founded in 1584. It has a population of about 350 thousand people and is the administrative center of the region. It is a historic seaport city which has interesting activities to offer and places to visit. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina River near its exit into the White Sea. The city stretches for about 40 km (25 miles). Peter the Great contributed immensely to the development of Arkhangelsk as a center of sea and river navigation and shipbuilding.
In 1693 he founded the first shipyard on Solombala island where the first ship “Saint Paul” was launched in 1694. In commemoration to this outstanding contribution, monument to Peter the Great was erected in 1911 on the Northern Dvina Embankment. The Arkhangelsk region is called the White Nights Land. From the middle of May and almost to the end of July to the north of Polar Circle the sun never disappears behind the horizon.
It is regarded as a mysterious phenomenon that attracts visitors and adds to a special atmosphere of the city. Nowadays Arkhangelsk is an administrative, business and cultural center of the Arkhangelsk region. Historical monuments, museums and beauty of its landscapes attract lots of tourists from Russian cities and from abroad annually. More information at Pomorland travel
Travel to/from Arkhangelsk and visa costs are covered by participants.
Director of International Academic Mobility Centre
Deputy for International cooperation, NArFU Higher School of Economics, Management and Law