New funding for common research and educational activities between Finland and Russia

4.8.2021 11:04

The Team Finland Knowledge (TFK) programme under the Finnish National Agency for Education (Edu-Fi) has granted 72,000 euros to the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre to implement a joint project between Finland and Russia.

The project Meet the Arctic: An interdisciplinary approach to learning Arctic societies, peoples and cultures (MeetArctic) aims to enhance collaboration between Finnish and Russian universities and research centres. 

The institutions participating in the project include the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Tyumen State University, University of Oulu, and Yamal-Nenets Centre of Arctic Research. The project is coordinated and administered by the Arctic Centre and led by Research professor Kamrul Hossain. 

The project promotes interdisciplinary cooperation in fostering education and teaching on Arctic societies, cultures and people. During 2021–2023, the project will hold several research and educational activities, the most important being organizing an international summer/winter school on Arctic society and cultural diversity to be held at the Yamal-Nenets Center of Arctic Research with approximately 30 students participating from both Finland and Russia.

The project will also organize several workshops and seminars at the participating institutions in Finland and Russia that will attract advanced-level undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students to learn various aspects of Arctic studies.

More information: 

Research professor Kamrul Hossain 
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4281, Kamrul.hossain(at)ulapland.fi 

Team Finland Knowledge programme website