Yugra State University joined the Russian-Asian Consortium of Arctic Research at the M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University for the period of 2023-2025. The grand event took place in the framework of the XV General Assembly of the International Organization of Northern Regions "Northern Forum", which unites the regions of the world in solving humanitarian and economic problems.
Roman Kuchin, Rector of YuSU, emphasized the high level of responsibility before the upcoming work: "During the first year of work, foreign partners have appeared, many plans have already been set, we will try to keep up the pace and be as efficient as possible. We have formulated a paradigm for the direction of our consortium's work: working with human capital in the Arctic, rational environmental management and lean technologies in the development of the Arctic and digitalization of our internal university environment".
RACAR is based on the concept of sustainable development, which has become a key concept for the Arctic region. The Arctic is becoming a region of global importance. Unlike Antarctica, where there is no permanent population, the Arctic region is home to about 4 million people, of which more than 2.5 million live in the Russian Arctic. The sustainable development of the Arctic region is not only a national but also a global problem, requiring the establishment of productive international cooperation between both Arctic and non-Arctic countries with an interest to the region.
The Consortium is intended to form new interregional and international scientific cooperation between professionals as well as youth from Russia and Asian countries.