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NEFU to meet the official delegation from St. Petersburg

photo: Nina SLEPTSOVA / NEFU Newsroom

  • 30 July 2020
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NEFU to meet the official delegation from St. Petersburg

The visit will take place within the frameworks of a trilateral agreement signed in July 2020. The mission is related to the organization of interregional cooperation of the research and educational center "North: Territory of Sustainable Development", according to the press service of the St. Petersburg Committee for Arctic Affairs.

The delegation will arrive in October-November 2020 and is going to be in Yakutia for about a week. The mission was organized by the St. Petersburg Committee for Arctic Affairs. The delegation will include at least five scientific and educational institutions and organizations of St. Petersburg. During the meeting, it is planned to hold a number of offsite business events in Yakutia, aimed at developing business contacts between the two regions and introducing St. Petersburg's research and development on the Arctic development.

According to NEFU Vice Rector for Science and Innovations Yury Danilov, the agreement offers broad prospects. “St. Petersburg has a significant scientific and technological potential. The City Committee for Arctic Affairs is actively involved in enhancing interaction between St. Petersburg and Yakutia in terms of integrated social and economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. It’s safe to say that the participation of organizations of the cultural capital of our country in the work of the federal university, in particular, the research and educational center "North", will significantly increase its scientific and educational potential," said Yury Danilov.

The participants of the meeting will visit specialized scientific and educational institutions and organizations of Yakutia, will participate in conferences and round tables, during of which joint solutions on the development of science, engineering and technology, trade and economic cooperation and industrial cooperation between St. Petersburg and the regions of the RF Arctic zone will be adopted, including attracting additional investment for the development of the Arctic.

Within the frameworks of the Agreement, the REC will conduct joint research, scientific and educational activities. The instrument for this will be the existing potential of the two regions in these areas. REC "North" will become the basis for the integration of universities and scientific organizations of St. Petersburg and Yakutia, as well as their cooperation with organizations from the real sector of the economy. The result of this work will be the implementation and extension of current innovative practices, the creation of new developments for the development of the Arctic and Subarctic.

Earlier, German Shirokov, the chairman of the Committee on Arctic Affairs, reported that the conclusion of this strategically important trilateral agreement was preceded by the signing of an agreement between the committee and NEFU.

Author: Nina SLEPTSOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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