The Higher school of natural sciences and technologies fosters highly skilled specialists in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, geography, hydrometeorology, ecology and environmental management as well as specialists in nano-, bio- and chemical technologies. The Higher school offers a wide range of opportunities for employment and postgraduate education; it also implements targeted preparation for admission to postgraduate courses of the leading Russian universities. We expand cooperation with the leading educational, scientific, research and industrial institutions of Arkhangelsk, Arkhangelsk region, Moscow, St. Petersburg and cities of the North-West of Russia. A specific feature of the Higher school is expeditionary activity in the Arctic region. It is carried out by teachers, students and graduates.
In 2010 the students of direction “Ecology and Nature” took part in cleaning the polluted territories on the island of Alexandra Land, Franz Josef Land archipelago. That expedition was headed by the Special Representative of the President on international cooperation in Arctic and Antarctic A. Chilingarov. Our students also participated in the environmental expedition to island Vaigach (2009), where they studied changes of local ecosystems in a warming world and conducted field research. In 2011 our students participated in an ethnographic expedition along the coast of the White Sea. In 2010 the students of the department of natural geography took part in a dog sled expedition “1200 km on the road of M.V. Lomonosov”, which was devoted to the 280thanniversary of the departure of M.V. Lomonosov from Kholmogory to Moscow. In 2011 teachers of the Institute took part in the final stage of a three-year expedition “Path to science”, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov.
Our students not only learn a lot, but also have fun. “Freshman hike”, “Freshman day”, “Day of the Institute” are our beloved traditional activities as well as participation in intellectual games, beauty contests, art festivals, sporting competitions. The students also go to concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions. Contemporary Higher school of natural sciences and technologies of NArFU is a creative team, a fusion of experience and youth. It keeps old traditions and implements the new methods of educational process and scientific research.