Research in Arctic problems and northern territories are the main priority fields of NEFU development program. Since 14 to 19 February, there will be an interdisciplinary seminar “Cold Lands” at the federal university.
“The North has a great number of special scientific, technological, economic and social problems, caused by the geographical location, natural conditions and the history of settlement, says Mikhail Prisyajny, Cand. Sc. (Geography). It is important to organize the dialog between specialists and students of the university and the leading Arctic researchers from Canada, Finland, Norway, the USA and the Russian research centers”.
NEFU Department of Northern Studies realizes the project “Cold Lands” since 2011. 3 seminars were held since that period. “International researchers take part in the project, say organizers. The last seminars were visited by Sylvia Reed Curran, U.S. Consul General in Vladivostok, Roger William Pearson, professor of the University of Alaska, Piers Vitebsky, deputy director of Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge and other. This year we are expecting a participation of our foreign colleagues: Tatiana Argunova-Low (Great Britain), Roger Pearson (USA), Jaromir Koleyki (Czech Republic), Gail Fondahl (Canada), Rein Ahas (Estonia)”.
Everyone is invited: students-participants of the exchange program of the University of Arctic, including those who want to continue their education or undertake an internship at the universities and research organizations of circumpolar world.