EU and Russia in the Arctic: History of Cultural and Political Interaction

This autumn semester program outcomes reflect understanding the EU Arctic policy development as a dynamic phenomenon, including historical memories, contemporary practices and experiences of the diverse nations (Nordic countries, Russia) and communities (indigenous and ethnic groups, modern diasporas) living in the High North.


Emphasizing the critical role of political and intercultural communication in the EU Arctic policy formation, special attention is given to intersections of historical contexts, ethnic and cultural patterns, national and international challenges, revealed in EU — Russian interaction in the High North.

Students will have an opportunity work in archives and museums in Arkhangelsk region under scientific supervision of NArFU professors.

EU and Russia in the Arctic: History of Cultural and Political Interaction course consists of 4 modules:

1) Russia and the European Union: problems and prospects of cooperation
2) Cross-border contacts, Mobility and European Identity
3) Northern Dimension of EU-Russian Cultural Interaction: heritage, art and identity
4) Migration and migration policy of EU in the Arctic

The program is designed for international degree and exchange students. Upon completion of studies students receive a Transcript of Records. There is no fee to participate in this program for exchange students from partner institutions. Scholarships are available through Barents Plus, Erasmus Mundus and the Quota Scholarship Programme. Please note that this program does not award a degree.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryRussia
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionNorthern (Arctic) Federal University
Fields of studyHumanities (others)Sociology and cultural studiesPolitical science and civics
Tagspoliticscross-bordermigrationEU Arctic Policy
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