Center for Arctic Research Opens at Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk
A center for Arctic research opened on Saturday at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University in the Russian northern city of Akhangelsk. About 400 million rubles were spent to buy equipment manufactured by the leading global makers, the university’s press center said.
The center will make fundamental research in the areas of nanotechnologies, chemistry, physics, ecology, pharmacology. «Moreover, the university’s scientists will make geochemical studies of the processes in the Arctic region to prospect for mineral resources,» the press service said. «The university specialists will work on methods and means of environmental monitoring of Russia’s Arctic territories.»
The center will also offer its services to other research organizations, businesses, state and public organizations. There will be no need for them to send samples to Moscow or St. Petersburg. Any laboratory tests may be made at the center, which will considerably reduce their cost and time, the press service noted.
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