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.
For an updated contact list, please visit our new web page: https://www.barents-council.org/working-groups/education-and-research