NArFU International Projects Overview

International Projects under European Union Programmes

Others grants and funds:

DistARCTIC: Distance Teaching and Learning in the Arctic Communities

Project overall objective: to open new horizons on rural education, especially what kind of pedagogical practices could be used in online/distance teaching and learning to secure equal educational possibilities and high-quality education for all, regardless of their location.

ACCESS: Arctic Conference on Educational Sciences

Project overall objective: to strengthen the wide network of educational researchers in the circumpolar north, and to concentrate researcher community perspectives on UArctic, the Thematic Network on Teacher Education and Arctic educational issues.

MAMBA: A model based mapping of marine litter and microplastic in the Barents Sea

Project overall objective: to provide sampling and measurements of plastic and microplastic in the North-West river basin of the Northern Dvina river, including joint sample collection and analyzing of plastic and microplastic in the region.

Barents Sea Leadership Training on Marine Litter

Project objectives:

  • Raising the level of knowledge, competence and awareness of Russian and Norwegian project participants from the Barents region on the topic of marine litter
  • Stimulating action by discussing activities that could form part of future local and sub-regional development plans in the Barents Sea region, including contributions to the Arctic Council's work on the development of an Arctic Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter.
  • Enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the field of environmental protection

Implementation period: 2019-2021

Coordination of local and tourist-related transport needs

Project objective:

  • To exchange best practices of satisfying local and tourist transport needs: water transport case.

Implementation period: 2021.

OBRAZ: Education

Project objective:

Developing the creativity and potential of people with special needs through art and culture, expanding opportunities for their participation in cultural and social life.

Project implementation period: 2019-2021

Archeology and Cultural Geography in Coastal Arctic and Subarctic territories

Project objective: Cooperation of researchers from Russia and United Kingdom, experience exchange and development of a platform for joint research. Project implementation period: 2019

Arctic Foods Innovation Cluster

The Arctic Foods Innovation Cluster pulls together relevant people in the Arctic foods value chain for a cluster-based approach to food production and regional economic development. A cluster-based approach to food innovation draws together Arctic food producers with governments, Arctic indigenous communities, universities, research centers, vocational training providers, and industry associations and young people.

Online Joint degree bachelor programme : “Sustainable Service Management in the High North”

Project objectives: to develop an international degree programme that will educate graduates with an entrepreneurial, yet sustainable mind. More precisely this means to develop a joint, online Bachelor degree that fosters such development in the High North.
Project period: 2018-2019

Raising awareness on climate change among young people of Russian Barents Sea regions

Project objective: to increase awareness on climate change among the society of Russia’s Barents Sea region, given its immense vulnerability towards climate change. The action will provide science based and up-to-date information on climate change for teachers, pupils, university students and interested youth in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Murmansk Oblast and Nenets Autonomous Oblast.

Project duration: 2019-2021

Development of think tank functions of the Northern Dimension Institute

Project duration: 2019-2021

Project objective: The NDI Think Tank Action is designed to enhance genuine regional cooperation in the Northern Dimension area through science diplomacy, capacity building and people-to-people contacts.

ASIAQ – The Arctic Science IntegrAtion Quest

Project objective: To realize jointly advance research and education for a sustainable Arctic of six universities from three continents and four countries (Russia, Japan, USA and Sweden).
Project duration: 2018-2020

Interpretation of orally generated speech

Project objectiveCooperation in the field of creation the online packages and web-site for interpretation of orally generated speech from German to Russian language and further program location on Moodle-platfrom

Project duration: 2017-2020

Adapt Northern Heritage/Adapt northern cultural heritage to the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards through community engagement and informed conservation planning

Project objectives:  

-To develop procedures for risks and vulnerabilities assessments and sustainable adaptation planning of historic places and to make the procedures accessible through online software;

-To produce a select adaptation action plans to demonstrate how the environmental impacts of climate change and associated natural hazards can be integrated into conservation planning;

-To create a network for stakeholders concerned with the conservation of northern cultural heritage in the context of a changing climate to contribute, engage, learn and network.

Project duration: 2017-2020

CLINF: Climate-change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impacts on Northern societies

Project objectives:  

  • To strengthen societal preparedness for the threat of additional and new infectious diseases that can hit humans and animals.

Project duration: 2015-2020

Arctic Biomonitoring Laboratory

Direction of scientific research:

Development of methodology for monitoring, assessment, prediction and prevention of risks associated with the high level toxic polluting substances transfer via biological pathways. These substances can accumulate in the food chain and spread in Arctic ecosystems.

Project duration: 2017-2019

More about the sea. From North to North: port, navigation, transportation of goods, shipbuilding, seaweed production

Project objective:  

  • To promote knowledge of Russian and German northern territories

Project duration: 2017-2022

Supervision education in Russia

Project objective: Development of supervision system in Russia and education of  assisting professions specialists 

Project duration: 2011-2023

Aflatoun: Child Social and Financial Education

Project objectives:  

  • To ensure access to child-centered Social & Financial Education, testing  of the  course “Aflatoun: Child Social and Financial Education” (an open classroom, workshops, class hours), 
  • To adapt suggested educational and methodical materials to Russian standards, requirements.
Project duration: 2013-2022

Program TEMPUS:

Actions of Lifelong Learning Addressing Multicultural Education and Tolerance in Russia

Rendering support to the Russian higher education modernization, development of higher education institutions as long-life learning centers. The focus of the project is aimed at studying migration, intercultural communication and human rights, in order to raise the level of tolerance towards people of immigrant’s background and other minorities.

Achieving and Checking the Alignment Between Academic Programmes and Qualification Frameworks

The ALIGN project seeks to enhance the intelligibility, consistency and transferability of qualifications through development and implementation of mechanisms for HEis to achieve alignment with QFs (qualification frameworks) and for EQAs to check such alignment.

Elaboration of Qualification Framework for Land Management Studies at Russian Universities

Objectives:  Enhancement of quality and relevance of higher education in Russian Federation and increasing convergence with EU developments through elaboration of qualifications frameworks.

Implemented Projects »

Learn more about the projects activities:

19.06.2012 Outcomes of BCBU+ first stage described as successful
15.06.2012 Balkan Region’s practices will be applied in the development of Barents Tourism Action Plan
05.06.2012 NArFU lecturers took advantage of another possibility to advance professional qualification offered by Kolarctic BCBU+ Programme
11.05.2012 Key function of the universities in the development of strategic Barents Tourism Development Action Plan
01.03.2012 NArFU to Develop a New International Master Programme
31.01.2012 Intensive course ‘English for International Lecturers’ has started in the M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University
24.01.2012 BCBU Programme lecturers take part in the English language course
14.12.2011 Barents Cross Border University Development Plus/BCBU+