The RJE3 Program is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of sustainable environment, sustainable culture and sustainable development in the Far East and the Arctic Circle.
Parallel with last week’s UArctic Rectors’ Forum, the annual Students’ Forum took place 18-21 August in Umeå, Sweden. Ingrid A. Medby from Durham University represented her institution for the first time in the Forum.
Arctic College of the peoples of the North situated on the river Kolyma mouth is the only institution in Yakutia (Russian Far East) educating certified reindeer herders. In June 2015 the college became a new member of the University of the Arctic.
The Students' Forum portion of the UArctic Rectors' Forum begins today in Sweden at Umeå University. Student representation in the Rectors' Forum has become a regular feature, and gives a direct student voice into the main issues of higher education and science being addressed.
The 8th Northern Research Forum (NRF) Open Assembly will merge with the Trans Arctic Agenda and take place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 14-15 October 2015. The theme of 2015 is Engaging Cultural Heritage when Building Resilience. The NRF Open Assembly emphasizes open discussion and the participation of young researchers.
The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries organizes a PhD course together with the Arctic Energy Summit in Fairbanks, Alaska in September 24-30, 2015. Applications are still accepted for the course.
The first international field workshop "Methods of Geological Mapping of Sedimentary and Metamorphic Complexes" was held in July 2015 at the Tomsk State University practice base Shira in the Sohochul tract in Khakassia.
Organizers announce extended call for papers for the 12th International ETMU Days conference "Mobile Roots - Rethinking indigenous and transnational ties", held on 22-23 October 2015 at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. The call for papers and the early bird registration both end on 31 August.
The Tomsk State University’s Faculty of Philology carries out a summer school of intensive Russian language for 30 university students from Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia and India.
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated annually on 9 August. On this day 1992 was organized the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. The holiday emphasizes the richness and variety of indigenous cultures and the contribution they make to the family of nations of the world.
From July 6 to 26, International Summer School "Russian Language and Culture in Siberia" for foreign students was held at NEFU for the third time. Twelve participants from Palestine, Thailand, Switzerland, France, Japan, Indonesia, Korea studied the Russian language.