International PhD School “Russia in the Arctic Dialogue: Local and Global Context”

The course will 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.


The School is organized as a side event of the X International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS Х), the key arena for addressing the social development issues of the Arctic and its sustainable development in global context.

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, international cooperation in the Arctic. Russian and foreign high officials and speakers of the Congress are invited for keynote lectures and discussions. PhD students will have an opportunity to visit regional industrial and cultural sites, participate in the ICASS X events for young researchers, present their scientific projects and receive high-quality feedback from international experts.

The course consists of 8 modules:

1. Russian Federation Arctic Strategy. Geopolitics interests and international relations in the Arctic
2. Northern territories governance and socio-economic development
3. Logistics in the Arctic and the Northern Sea Route
4. Environmental challenges in the Arctic
5. Indigenous peoples in the changing region environment
6. Arctic as an art object
7. International cooperation in the Arctic
8. Arctic Expeditions: NArFU Project “Arctic Floating University”

Eligible participants: PhD students from Arctic and non-Arctic countries. The number of places is limited.

Financing: Participation fee is 35 000 RUB and covers airport/in-city transfers, information package, course materials, accommodation at student residence hall, meals within the programme schedule and cultural programme. Travel to/from Arkhangelsk and visa costs are covered by participants.

How to apply?

The candidates are kindly asked to fill in the application form (available on the course webpages) and attach the following documents:

- CV (Europass format is preferable)
- Thesis abstracts

Course details

Academic level(s)PhD
CountryRussia
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionNorthern (Arctic) Federal University
Begin date13.06.2020
End date20.06.2020
Registration deadline30.11.2019
ECTS credits3.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Teaching placeArkhangelsk
Tagsfield schoolsummer school
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