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Students from Russia and Switzerland to study Arctic together

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Students from Russia and Switzerland to study Arctic together


Russian and Swiss students is to come to Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district to take part in field scientific-research school. They will do researches under the permafrost conditions. As per the regional administration, they will deal with ecology and history together, TASS informs.

Young people will be accommodated on the territory of one of the 501st construction camps. This was the code name for the railway road going from Chum to Igarka through Salekhard. The secret construction was going on at the end of the 40ies – the beginning of the 50ies of the last century. The road was built by the prisoners who lived at camps in Nadym region. 

As Alexey Titovsky heading the Department for Science and Innovations of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District explained, scientists from many countries are much interested in studying Arctic today. They are also attracted by a possibility to learn new field exploration methods. The official explained that the territory of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District fits this purpose perfectly well.

Following the results of the field school, students are to prepare scientific-research works. International scientific-technical conference is planned in autumn in Salekhard.

The second international summer field school Way to the North is to be held this year. Russian and German students learnt methods of the field researches a year ago, now they are going to complete complex ecological researches, which they started during the last field season.

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