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.


August 7, 2015 the first Youth Forum of Indigenous Peoples of Nanai municipal district took place in the center of Nanai culture, Jari village, Khabarovsk Territory.




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.