This year the Forum is held under the auspices of the Russia’s Chairmanship at the Arctic Council 2021-2023 and aligns with its priority areas: Arctic people, including indigenous peoples of the North; environmental protection and climate change issues; socio-economic development of the region and strengthening the Arctic Council.

The highlight of the Forum remains NArFU annual International PhD School that serves a platform for young researchers to share their knowledge with the leading Russian and foreign scientists, high-officials, project managers and practitioners about the current global and local Arctic agenda.

An intensive programme of the School includes lectures and discussions on the following topics related to the key challenges of the Arctic Region development and exploration:

-     Russian Arctic agenda 2035;

-     Logistics and transport systems in the Arctic;

-     Environmental challenges and risk management  in the Arctic;

-     Local communities in the changing region environment;

-     Geopolitics and international relations in the Arctic.

The participants will have an opportunity to present their scientific projects during the presentation sessions and receive a high-quality feedback from experts.

Workload: 3 ECTS (certificate of participation; transcript of records upon request)

Mode of study: online, Zoom platform

Prospective participants: PhD students and early-career researchers from Arctic and non-Arctic countries

Language of instruction: English

Application deadline: 15 March 2022

Students are asked to fill in the application form indicating a topic of their research project and attaching its abstract to the form.

 Financing: no participation fee is charged

We would appreciate if you could distribute the announcement to the interested PhD students and young researchers of your university. Looking forward to seeing them among the participants of the course.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via our e-mail .