Education and Research

Joint Working Group on Education and Research

The objective of the Joint Working Group on Education and Research (JWGER) is to further strengthen academic cooperation in the Barents Region in response to the growing international challenges and needs in the field of human resources, research and innovation. The present work of the group is carried out through regular forums on education and research hosted by the institutions of higher education and research in all of the member countries. JWGER is promoting knowledge of the Barents area and education in the Barents area.

Northern (Arctic) Federal University in Arkhangelsk holds the chairmanship for 2015-2017. There are 14 universities and research units in the network.

The working group supports the Barents Phd Summer Schools that have been arranged since 2014 in Kirkenes, Umeå, Kuusamo and Arkhangelsk by the univesities of Oulu, Umeå, Tromsø and Arkhangelsk.

More information on education and research in the Barents Region can be found here.



Marina Kalinina (Chair)
Rectors Advisor on International Cooperation
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk
Tel: +7 8182216160, +7 9217210944

Lyubov Zarubina 
Head of International Cooperation Department
Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk
Tel: +7 8182218927

Liudmila Gerashchenko
First Vice-Rector
Murmansk State Technical University. Murmansk
Tel: +7 8152253687

Vladimir Masloboev
Kola Science Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences, Apatity
Murmansk region
Tel: +7 9113030870

Yuriy Sumarokov
Head of the Department of International Cooperation
Northern State Medical University, Arkhangelsk
Tel:+7 8182285759, +7 9212445216

Anton Grigoriev
Head of International Department
Ukhta State Technical University. Ukhta
Tel: +7 9042739664

Natalia Sergieva
Vice Rector on International Cooperation
Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar
Tel: +7 8212 390 305, +7 9041 006 283

Liudmila Kulikovskaya
Director of Linguistic Center
Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk
Tel: +7 8142711089

Natalia Sedusova
Head of International Relations Department
Syktyvkar Forest Institute, Syktyvkar
Tel: +7 9129650334

Outi Snellman
Director of International Relations
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi

Mikko Keränen
Director Research and Development
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Kajaani
Tel: + 358 447101620

Eira Varis
Director of Development
Regional Council of North Karelia
Tel: +358 503074806

Sigrid Ag
Head of International Office
The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø
Tel: +47 7623368

Jan Selmer Methi
Associate Professor 
Nord University, Bodø
Tel: +47 75517849

Elinor Blomberg 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs  
Tel: +46 8 405 90 55 
Mob: +46 72 506 12 58 

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