The 2020 Arctic Summer School will be organized if number of participants exceeds 10 people.
Early bird registration is now open.
Russian visa assistance and inquiries: email@example.com
The participation fee includes tuition, Arctic Summer School certificate, Transcript, lunch, accommodation, Russian as a Second Language course (10 hours in total), classes with field trips, tours and cultural activities.
The Arctic is a unified physiographic region of Earth, which, as most commonly stated, consists of territories of the North Pole, margins of Eurasia and North America, almost entirety of the Arctic Ocean and its islands (excluding coastal islands of Norway), and adjacent waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Total area – 27 million sq. km. According to another definition, the Arctic is a region that is located at the north of the North Circle (66°33′44″N) and its total area is 21 million sq. km.
Currently, all the countries that are interested in the Arctic pursue similar goals. Firstly, these are economic concerns, including concerns in natural resources, transport and logistics; secondly, geopolitical and military strategic concerns; thirdly, environmental and other scientific concerns, both fundamentally theoretical and practical.
Study about the Arctic in Yakutsk! As of May 13th 2019, 8 additional regions of Yakutia has been included in the Arctic zone of Russian Federation. In total all 13 Arctic regions of Yakutia are included in the Russian Arctic, which makes 49% of Yakutia’s territory belong to the Arctic zone.
The school program covers all areas of the interest on Yakutia’s and Russia’s Arctic. The lectures are provided by leading experts and government officials in the field.
Сredits: 4 ECTS
Number of participants (min-max): 10–20
Intensive language courses to choose from: Elementary Intensive Russian, Intermediate Russian, Elementary Sakha Language
Other interesting facts about Yakutia for consideration within the Summer School:
Yakutia is at the same time #Siberia, the #North and the #Arctic
Yakutia is the largest administrative-territorial unit in the world, equal in its area to five Frances, with three time zones
Lena is the largest river in Eastern Siberia, the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. It is also the 3rd largest river in Asia, the Yakutians call her a “foster– grandmother”
Yakutian village Oymyakon is the coldest locality in the world
Yakutsk is the biggest city built on continuous permafrost and the majority of buildings are constructed on concrete piles
The unique Lena Pillars Nature Park is in the UNESCO World Heritage List
Olonkho is a heroic epic tale of the Sakha people included in the UNESCO list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Yakut language (Sakha) belongs to the Turkic group of languages
There are unique, one of a kind institutions in Yakutsk: Permafrost Institute, Mammoth Museum, the International Center for Jaw Harp Music, and others.
Yakutia is Russia’s main diamond mining territory, and includes the largest deposit of diamonds, it accounts for 80% of total Russian reserves.
Lena River Trip to the Lena Pillars Nature Park UNESCO World Heritage
Trip to the Friendship outdoor museum in Sottintsy village
Field trip to Sakha village
Treasury of Yakutia - Diamond Museum
Kingdom of Permafrost
Jew's Harp Music international center
«Archy» house of yakut spirituality
Museum of Political Exile
Museum of traditional music and folklore
Shared rooms with shower and rest room at the NEFU dormitory with Wi-Fi, gym, dining room, kitchen, reading room, washing machines.
We kindly ask to respect the University policy: NEFU campus is alcohol- and smoking-free.
It is strictly prohibited to keep, distribute or consume alcoholic beverages, including beer on campus and in dormitories.
undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Arctic Issues, Yakut and Indigenous Cultures and Ethnography(issues of international cooperation, geography, biology, ecology, tourism, history, ethnography, anthropology, etc.)
Language of instruction: English
Lectures and seminars are in English or in Russian with English interpretation
Arctic Summer School in Yakutsk is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in a multicultural society of Yakutia in the North-Eastern Siberia. Witness the historic, social, economic and cultural changes, which occur in Yakutia at present.
Tel. / Fax +7.4112.361453
International Relations Office
Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University
58 Belinsky St Yakutsk 677000 Russian Federation