A competition for Ulla Johansen scholarship was announced at NEFU
  • 14 September 2017
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A competition for Ulla Johansen scholarship was announced at NEFU

photo: Michil YAKOVLEV / from the archive of NEFU editorial board of corporate media

The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) announces a competition for a special scholarship program by Professor Ulla Johansen at North-Eastern Federal University. Young scientists and graduate students can become holders of a scholarship for a six-month research internship in Germany, the university's International Relations Office reports.

"The scholarship allows the graduate students and young scientists of Yakutia who carry out research in the field of social, historical sciences, the history of primitive society and proto-history, ethnology, social and cultural geography, linguistics and musicology, to implement their own research project in Germany and get the necessary experience of intercultural communication", explained NEFU Pro Rector for International Cooperation Vladlen Kugunurov.

Svyatoslav Fyodorov, a graduate of NEFU Faculty of History, was selected last year and is currently studying at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Hamburg. "The program gives huge experience, increases knowledge, gives a chance to study not only the scientific theme, but also to improve foreign languages in practice. I think that personally after my internship, the bar of my further tasks and goals will significantly increase", the holder of the scholarship said.

According to NEFU International Relations Office, documents for consideration and verification are accepted until October 15. The next internship will take place from October 1, 2018 until March 31, 2019. "The first two months are the language courses. They take place in Carl Duisberg Centren and only in English. Trainees are assigned to the groups depending on the level of language proficiency. During the course, you can also visit various sights and cultural events", Svyatoslav Fyodorov said.


Ms. Ulla Johansen, professor, an ethnologist of world reputation, honored with numerous honors and awards. In 1953 she wrote a monograph "The Ornamental Art of the Yakuts" within the frameworks of her scientific activity. Doctor of Ethnography, Honorary Director of the Cologne Institute of Ethnology Ulla Johansen made a personal financial contribution to the DAAD - the German Academic Exchange Service, due to which the annual scholarship "Ulla Johansen - Stipendium" was established, specifically addressed to young researchers from Yakutia.

Author: Olga SAVVINOVA, NEFU Newsroom

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