- 06 March 2019
NEFU winter school and Hokkaido University discussed Arctic development
From February 24 to March 2, an international winter school on the environment and innovations of the North was held at North-Eastern Federal University. The school was attended by students and professors of NEFU, Hokkaido University and the Japan Arctic Research Center.
The international winter school is aimed at basic training of students and specialists in the Arctic development on the example of Yakutia, said Anna Stepanova, a leading specialist at NEFU Institute of the East. "The school is conducted within the framework of the activities of the joint laboratory of two universities - NEFU and the University of Hokkaido (Japan), including the Institute of Biological Problems of the Cryolithozone of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences", the expert noted.
Within the frameworks of the school, the participants completed a basic course on permafrost and climate research, economics, history, culture and a course on sociological problems of the North. “In addition to a number of lectures, students got acquainted with the traditions and life of Yakutia,” reported Anna Stepanova. – On March 1, the participants of the winter school presented the final presentations in their fields of study. On the final day, the guests from Japan were also able to get to know the culture and history of Yakutia on the example of Atlasov’s Manor”.
The organizers of the winter school are the International Research Center for Biogeochemistry and Climatology BEST at NEFU and Hokkaido University (Japan).