Through the lectures, field trips, excursions, and other events, participants will have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the multicultural society of Yakutia in the North-Eastern Siberia. Witness the historic, social, economic and cultural changes, which occur in Yakutia at present!

The school is co-organized by Japan Arctic Research Network Center (J-ARC NET), Hokkaido University, HU-NEFU-IBPC Joint Research Lab, Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone (IBPC), Northern Forum international organization.

Application deadline: 1 February 2020 using the NEFU online applications system

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Participation fee:

450 Euro – Standard

350 Euro – Partner rate 


Shared rooms with shower and restroom at the NEFU dormitory with Wi-Fi, gym, dining room, kitchen, reading room, washing machines.

Target group: 

Undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Arctiс Issues, Permafrost Studies, Yakut and Indigenous Cultures and Ethnography 

(issues of international cooperation, geography, biology, ecology, tourism, history, ethnography, anthropology, etc.) 

Language: English

Lectures and seminars are in English or in Russian with English interpretation

For more information visit the Arctic Winter School webpages