The School will be held on 5-11 April, 2019 at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk, Russia, as a side event of the V International Arctic Forum “Arctic: Territory of Dialogue”

Since 2011 the International Forum “Arctic: the Territory of Dialogue” has served as the key arena in Russia for addressing the issues of the Arctic exploration and its sustainable development in the national and global context. The Forum is organized biannually under the auspices of the RF Government and attracts presidents, high officials, diplomats, experts and scholars from all over the world. On April 9-10, 2019 Northern Arctic Federal University will host the event for the third time.

The aim of the International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context” is to provide young researchers from Arctic and non-Arctic countries with the knowledge about the Russian Arctic Strategy and large-scale projects and facilitate international collaboration in studying and discussing contemporary issues of the Arctic region in global context. Russian and foreign high officials and speakers of the International Forum are invited for keynote lectures and discussions.

The School participants will discuss a vast scope of current issues of the Arctic: northern governance and economies, environmental challenges, Arctic law, life of the local communities, human adaptation and international cooperation in the Arctic. Please find more information about the programme at the School web-page.

Structure of the programme includes lectures, presentations, interactive sessions, debates, participation in side events of the Arctic Forum, site visits, cultural programme.

Workload: 3 ECTS
Language: English
Eligibility: international PhD students
Fee: 350 EUR

Download the detailed Information letter with preliminary programme.

School coordinators:
Ms. Ekaterina Shiman, Director of International Academic Mobility Centre 
Ms. Tatiana Khairova, Deputy for International cooperation, NArFU Higher School of Economics, Management and Law 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers:
tel. +7 (8182) 21 89 27, e-mail