Arctic Floating University is an annual scientific and education marine expedition, which brings together young people and experienced researchers in order to study the Arctic. For scientists it is an opportunity to conduct research in the high-latitude Arctic. For students it’s a unique educational programme containing a multidisciplinary course of lectures and practical training together with experienced researchers.

Expedition Dates: July 17 – August 3, 2020 (18 days)
Expedition Route: Arkhangelsk - Cape Zhelaniya (Novaya Zemlya) - Graham Bell Island (Franz Josef Land - FJL) - Heiss Island (FJL) - Hooker Island (FJL) - Northbrook (FJL) - Arkhangelsk (as agreed with organizers, corrections can be made upon request of participants before expedition)
Expedition participants: 57 people (students, post-graduate students, researchers from both Russian and international scientific and academic institutions).

The expedition programme includes research and educational sections. See the detailed programme attached.

Participation fee: 380 000 rubles per person. The fee covers accommodation (students: cabin for 3-4 persons; other participants: cabin for 2 persons), 4 meals a day, educational programme, landings, use of laboratories on board).

How to apply: Online application form is available at  

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

Results will be announced in February 2020.

Visit our page at NArFU website to learn more about Arctic Floating University.

Contact persons:

Mr. Alexander Saburov, Director of the Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal Univesity
Telephone: +7 8182 21 89 39 / +7 950 660 68 58

Ms. Umidakhon Gapurova, Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Telephone: +7 996 502 41 23