September 3 - 7, the cities of Oulu and Helsinki, Finland, hosted UArctic Congress 2018 where employees of the Financial and Economic Institute and the Medical Institute of the North-Eastern Federal University took part.
The meeting discussed issues of ensuring the integrated development of the Arctic territories, including the search and exploration of new mineral deposits, the rational use of natural resources, the protection of Arctic ecosystems.
“In the section on scientific diplomacy where I was present, the issue of developing an Arctic research agreement was actively discussed,” notes the research professor at the Department of Expertise, Management and Real Estate Cadastre of the NEFU Engineering and Technical Institute, Tuyara Gavrilieva. “As part of the event, a declaration of the congress was issued, experts will discuss a number of final documents on the final day in the city of Helsinki.”
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) is a joint network of universities, colleges and other organizations working in the field of higher education and research activities in the North. Network members share resources, opportunities and experiences for creating higher education curricula that are suitable and accessible to students in the North.
Institute of Finance and Economics participates in the UArctic Congress in Finland
Within the framework of the Congress, a scientific conference and key events were held, such as the meeting of the Council of UArctic, the Rectors Forum, the Student Forum and meetings of the heads of thematic networks and institutes of UArctic.
The Congress is an integral part of the program of the Finnish presidency of the Arctic Council. This year it was decided to give a new status to the University of the Arctic. The event highlighted the themes and priorities of the Finnish presidency, including the goals of the UN Agenda 2030 in the field of sustainable development and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
More than 600 participants took part in the Second Arctic Congress. NEFU was represented by employees of the Sociology and Personnel Management Department of the Financial and Economic Institute: Ulyana A. Vinokurova, Professor of the Department, Head of the Graduate Program in Sociology, member of thematic networks of the University of the Arctic; Anna V. Mikhailova, Head of the Department, Head of the Master's Program in Human Resource Management; Oksana D. Romanova, Associate Professor of the Department, Head of the Master's Program "State and Municipal Administration of Social and Economic Development of Rural Territories of the North," Head and member of thematic networks of the University of the Arctic, Klavdia Barashkova, Senior Lecturer of the Department, postgraduate student in the program "Sociological Sciences: Social Structure, Institutes and Processes", manager of the Master's Program "State and Municipal Administration of Social and Economic Development of Rural Territories of the North" and Elvira A. Mikhailova, postgraduate student in the program "Sociological Sciences: Social Structure, Institutions and Processes."
The opening of the Congress of the University of the Arctic was attended by the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Chairman of the Arctic Council Senior Officials Committee Alexi Harkonen. The plenary sessions were devoted to the four priorities of the Finnish presidency: environmental protection, communication, environmental cooperation and education. The panel discussion Is the Arctic Agenda of 2030 a challenge? moderated by the University of the Arctic President Lars Kullerud, aroused great interest among the participants.
All NEFU representatives made in-person presentations in their sections, and also took part in plenary sessions and thematic networks. Reports of professors, teachers and postgraduate students of NEFU aroused great interest on the part of the section participants.