Barents PhD Summer School




3 PhD students and 1 lecturer from each institution


Arrival day: 20th August, 2017

Departure day: 26th August, 2017

About Summer School

On behalf of Northern Arctic Federal University and Northern State Medical University we are pleased to announce the IV Barents PhD Summer School which will be held in 20-26 August, 2017 in Arkhangelsk.

This year the School will gather young researchers and experts from the Northern universities for the PhD course “Barents Region – the Territory of Ecology”.

One of the most widely discussed and studied issues is the global climate change and its impact on environment condition and wellbeing of the local communities. The melting of sea ice gives access to new transportation routes and oil and gas reserves. The intensive usage of these resources and increased economic activity put environment at risk, and may cause natural and industrial disasters.

The Northern region is especially vulnerable for climate change because many of the traditional livelihoods are connected with the nature. The relevance of the Barents PhD School is also determined by the implementation of the Action Plan on Climate Change elaborated in 2013 within the framework of the Barents Euro-Arctic cooperation. The Action Plan presupposes significant contribution from northern academia in meeting the key policy areas: mitigation, adaptation, research and outreach.

The core subject of the School is also in line with the Russian Federation Chairmanship Programme in Barents Euro-Arctic Council for 2015-2017 and the announced Russian national project “2017 - Year of the Environment” with the focus on ecological education, forest regeneration, resource management, environmental pollution prevention and infrastructure development.

Barents Region – the Territory of Ecology


Northern Arctic Federal University


Northern State Medical University


University of Oulu


Umeå University


University of Tromsø



Meals, airport/in-city transfers, course materials, an information package and cultural programme will be provided by the organizers. Hotel accommodation and travel costs to/from Arkhangelsk are covered by the participants. NArFU can provide the university hostels upon your request.

Join us!

Barents PhD

Summer School




Includes keynote lectures, workshops, interactive sessions and site visits. The range of issues to be addressed:

  • Climate change and adaptation
  • The Arctic ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Protected areas policy
  • Resource management
  • Forest regeneration
  • Black carbon emissions and energy efficiency in the North
  • Ecological safety

Application deadline

Lecturers: no later than the 3rd April, 2017. We would deeply appreciate the lecture titles and your biosketches at your earliest convenience for finalizing the programme.

Students: 10th April, 2017. CV and a motivation letter are to be attached to the form on-line. The on-line form will be available at the School web page by the 3rd March, 2017.


Arrival day: 20th August, 2017

Departure day: 26th August, 2017

Contact persons

Northern Arctic Federal University:

Natalia Fedorova

International Cooperation Department

+7 (8182) 21-89-27

Northern State Medical University:

Yury Sumarokov

International Cooperation Department

+7 (8182) 28-57-59

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Northern Arctic Federal University

Arhkangelsk, Russia