NArFU International Projects Overview

International Projects under European Union Programmes

  • Erasmus Mundus

  • Kolarctic ENPI CBC Programme:

  • EU Seventh Framework Programme FP7:

  • ROSEnet: Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy

    Project objective:  

    To overcome fragmentation and critical gaps in conceptual innovation on old-age exclusion across the life course in order to address the research-policy disconnect and tackle social exclusion amongst older people in Europe.

  • Nordic Council of Ministers:

  • The Discipline of Societal Security in the Making: Let's Make It Together!

    Project objective:    

    To launch an institutionalized cooperation between educational and research institutes from the Nordic countries and Russia in the field of Societal Security, dealing with all-hazard risk and crisis management, in such areas as natural, man-made and technological hazards.

    Joining Creativity

    Specific objectives:

    • To identify creative industry business opportunities with the aim to boost the business in the region,
    • To facilitate new ways of cooperation between business and academia by elaborating recommendations for business,
    • To increase information exchange and networking between Nordic and North-West Russian businesses and authorities,
    • To spread the information about creative industries in Nordic countries and Russia.

    Project duration: 2016 — 2017

    Energy Efficiency and Cleantech in North-West Russia

    Project objectives:  

    Development and promotion of a network of cleantech business support organisations and companies in the North-West Russia and throughout the Baltic Sea region by exchange of knowledge, competences, innovations and best practices on clean technologies in the following areas of use: energy efficiency and energy saving, smart city/smart grids; green building/green construction; IT for cleantech; clean production processes in urban and rural environments.

    Project duration: 2016 — 2017

    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

    Healthy food and lifestyle choices in the Arctic

    Project objectives:

    • Contribute to a more healthy diet in a changing Arctic through bringing scientists and stakeholders from Norway, Finland and Russia together

Others grants and funds:

“Living Earth”

Project objective:

  • to increase the visibility of legacy ‘at home’,
  • to contribute to further conversation on the topics addressed by the commissioned artworks;
  • to increase the impact of artistic output for the Norwegian and Russian arts on academic field and the wider audience in general.

German language – the first as second foreign language

Project objective: development of interest to German language learning.

Project duration: 2017-2018  

Foster family for elderly people in remote areas

Project objective: Research of social innovations concerning the elderly people on the local communities level.

Project duration: 2017-2018

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

International scientific-research project Russia and Sweden: scientific researches and international cooperation

Project objective:

Cooperation in the field of language studies, translation and multicultural communication with Swedish universities and organizations

International summer school "Forest zone of Central-European mountains"

Project objective:

Organization of field practice for students - participation in the international summer school

Professional communication in Eurasian context

Project objective: To popularize Chinese language and culture

Amicus Curiae: professional development and training of new lawyers

Project objectives: professional development and training of new lawyers

Project duration: 2016 — 2019

ACSEED: Academic Collaboration for Sustainable and Energy Efficiency Development in the Arctic

Project objective: to start a collaboration between the NarFU and UiT that is focussed on renewable energy systems and sustainable buildings development technology relevant for subarctic and arctic conditions.

The ACSEED project will be designed to benefit graduate and post-graduate students at both universities interested in sustainable northern development, Arctic construction and engineering, renewable energy, and knowledge transfer and sharing for practical application and dissemination.

Project duration: 2017-2018


Project objectives:

  • To exchange knowledge around courses organization;
  • To master new equipment;
  • To carry out the master’s degree programme "IT in medicine and social  spheres”;
  • To organize joint research seminars (NArFU- National center for telemedicine (Tromsø));
  • Joint surveys;
  • To hold master level students’ practices.

Project duration: 2015-2017

French language in Arkhangelsk and Russian language in Mulhouse

Project objective:

Scientific-educational cooperation in the field of teaching Russian and French languages

Project Financierer:  Université de Haute-Alsace (France)

Good Practice Recommendations for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Public Participation in EIA in the Arctic

Project objective:

To provide an Arctic-specific EIA tool that can be applied in the vulnerable and changing Arctic environment, taking into account the indigenous peoples and other inhabitants living there.

Project Financier: Finnish Ministry of the Environment

Project duration: 2017-2019

Going Arctiс by shared knowledge

Project objective:

To create and develop networking tools to facilitate involvement of British and Russian institutions into the Arctic global research community

Project Financier:  FCO Strategic Programme Fund, The British Embassy in Moscow

Project duration: 2017-2018 

Circumpolar etnography

Project objectives:

  • To develop the UArctic thematic network application to be submitted and endorsed in 2018;
  • To define priority topics and cooperation directions relevant for all project partners;
  • To create a platform for future network activities (joint field schools, joint modules/courses in existing MA programmes);
  • To start development of the next application for external funding.

Project duration: 2017-2018

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.

Teacher Education for Social Justice and Equality in the Arctic (2017-2019)

Project objective: The project will focus on knowledge exchange around inclusive and effective practices, such as Arctic pedagogy that incorporates indigenous pedagogical practices; innovative approaches to education in sparsely populated areas; community-based education; using technology to enhance participation and agency; and pedagogical models for multi-modal and digital environments.

Anthroponymika des deutschsprachigen Internet-Raums

Ziel: Erweiterung der theoretischen und praktischen Basis der Forschung mittels der Heranziehung von deutschen Literaturquellen und Kollegen; Durchführung vom linguistischen Experiment mit deutschsprachigen Muttersprachlern; allseitige wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit, Beratung und Kooperation mit deutschen Kollegen; Popularisierung vom erforschten Thema und seine Darstellung unter der wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft von BRD und RF.

Realisation: 2017

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.

MEDIA≡H / Medienprojekt Archangelsk-Halle

MEDIA≡H ist eine interkulturelle Initiative, die von Studierenden unterschiedlicher Fachbereiche der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg und der Nördlichen (Arktischen) Föderalen Universität (NArFU) in Archangelsk getragen wird und sich deshalb als eine interdisziplinäre und selbständig arbeitende Projektgruppe versteht.

NArFU’s International Summer University

Project objective:

Reflects the existing global trends in higher education related to attracting international students in the framework of short-term programs and courses. The project is based on the University 10-year experience of hosting and organizing annual summer educational platforms for Russian and international participants interested in various fields.

Project duration:  since 2016

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+