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Russia’s North-Eastern Federal University organizes for Russian and Japanese students a Russia-Japan winter school on the Arctic ecology studies, the University’s International Relations Department told TASS on Tuesday. reports citing Russian media.

The winter school will work between February 24 and March 2, 2019 in Yakutsk.

"The winter school on "Environment and Innovation of the North" will be organized in Yakutsk," the Russian university said. "The organizers are Japan’s Hokkaido University, the Japan Arctic Research Network Center (J-ARC Net) and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Cryolithozone Biology Studies Institute."

The schools’ attendees will be students from the Russian and Japanese universities, which have a joint Master Degree Program in the Arctic Ecosystems.

Lecturers will represent both universities, the International Department said. The topics will include aspects related to the indigenous peoples, the Arctic’s sustainable development, the Northern Sea Route. However, the winter school will focus mainly on modern studies of the Arctic ecology, state of the permafrost in the changing climate, the organizers say.

The Russian and Japanese universities organize winter and summer schools under the Russian-Japan Expert Education Program, which began in October, 2014 at the initiative of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

2019.02.05 / 20:37
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