Scientists from NEFU and South Korea launched a joint expedition
  • 31 July 2017
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Scientists from NEFU and South Korea launched a joint expedition

Photo: from the archive of expedition members

On July 27, scientists of North-Eastern Federal University together with South Korean colleagues - professors of Hankuk University - went on the complex scientific research expedition "Lena" to study the cultural-tourist, historical and ethnographic state of the regions of Yakutia.

The route of the expedition runs through the southern and northern parts of Yakutia, according to NEFU Research Management. Complex scientific research on social and economic, historical and ethnographic and cultural development will be conducted in Neryungri, Aldan, Kobyai, Bulun and Zhigansky regions, according to moderator of the project Ninel Malysheva, the head of NEFU Department for organization of research work of students, young scientists and specialists.

"The expedition is realized within the frameworks of a nationwide investment project for the integrated development of South Yakutia. Scientists will be engaged in the collection and analysis of information on the current development of the study areas, will create a digital archive of the field materials of the expedition, will meet with the population, representatives of the communities", the curator said.

According to the results of the expedition, scientists will prepare scientific reports for the publication of joint articles in journals, which are included in Scopus and Web of Science.

The Korean delegation includes professors of the Institute of Russian Studies of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. "Our region is interesting as an object of scientific research for colleagues from South Korea, they are interested in studying the development of the northern sea route. This expedition is exploratory, and we hope that the materials collected during the expedition will form the basis for future joint research", noted Ninel Malysheva.

Author: Olga SAVVINOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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