From March 16 to 20 the city of Bodø (Norway) held an Accelerated Master Course High North Dialogue on the basis of Nordland University. This course is connected to the annual international conference High North Dialogue, devoted to the problems of the Arctic region.
Due to the grant support of Industri Energi, the Norwegian Trade Union for employees in the petroleum industry, this course became available for 6 students, members of ROGWU which are Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and Almetyevsk State Oil Institute.
On the whole there were 100 students from 8 countries and they were all divided into the teams. Each team represented one of the permanent members of the Arctic Council. On the first day the team had to develop a behavior strategy at the meeting of the Arctic Council, based on the economic and geopolitical situation. Should be reminded, that the Arctic Council is an international forum, established in 1996 in order to defend the unique nature of the Northern Polar Zone. It has eight member countries: Russia, Denmark, Iceland, Canada, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and the United States. On the second day each of the representatives of the team participated in the meeting of one of the sic working groups of the Arctic Council, during which they had to protect the interests of their country. Each team worked on their own project of resolution, that they had to present the audience afterwards.
Students had a chance to attend lectures of teachers and scientists from 5 countries, who have a worldwide recognition. They also were able to take an active part in conference and to communicate with professors in an informal atmosphere and students from different countries.
Would love to express gratitude to ROGWU and Indstri Energi for the opportunity.