Summer schools

ATTENTION

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: international@s-vfu.ru

July 25-26th

arrivals

July 27th –
August 14th

Arctic Summer School

August 15-16th

departures

950 Euro

Standard

750 Euro

Partner rate

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

Thematic issues of the Summer School:

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Russian/Yakut language.

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.

 

Field trips

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

Excurtions

Treasury of Yakutia - Diamond Museum

Kingdom of Permafrost

Mammoth Museum

Optional tours

Jew's Harp Music international center

«Archy» house of yakut spirituality

Museum of Political Exile

Museum of traditional music and folklore

Geological Museum

Permafrost Museum

Accommodation:

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.

Target group:

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.

Contacts:

international@s-vfu.ru

Tel. / Fax +7.4112.361453

International Relations Office

Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University

58 Belinsky St Yakutsk 677000 Russian Federation

Online application

http://oas.s-vfu.ru/