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The First Ore Mining Company supported the First National Contest of Students' Research Works on Arctic Topics
The results of the First National Contest of Students' Research Works on Arctic Topics held by the National Arctic Research and Educational Consortium were summed up in the State Duma of the Russian Federation with the participation of Olga Epifanova, Deputy Chairman.
The contest was held with the support of the First Ore Mining Company, Gazpromneft-Sakhalin and Arkhangelsk Pulp and Paper Mill to encourage student research on Arctic issues.
Students of 15 universities- members of the Consortium participated in the contest by presenting 96 projects. The topics of the contest covered the social and economic development of the Arctic, Northern sea route development, human health in the Arctic conditions, etc. The winners in each of the section won prizes and diplomas. The 1st place winners received RUB 20,000, the 2nd place winners got RUB 15,000, and the 3rd place winners were rewarded with RUB 5,000. All winners will be granted the right to undergo scientific training in educational and scientific structural subdivisions of organizations membering the Consortium.
“Our participation in this event is an example of the successful implementation of a specific project in the framework of the cooperation agreement between The First Ore Mining Company, JSC and M.V. Lomonosov Northern (Arctic) Federal University (FSAEI HE). Development of scientific and productive capacity and ensuring professional continuity is one of the key goals of our company in collaboration with youth and student community in the Arctic region,” said Igor Semyonov, First Deputy Director General and Executive Director of the First Ore Mining Company, JSC.
For reference: The Consortium is engaged in the development of cooperation in the study of the Arctics and training for the sustainable development of the Arctic region of the Russian Federation. The Consortium was established in 2016 at the initiative of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University, and currently comprises 33 organizations: Russian higher educational institutions (including 5 Federal Universities), research centers, institutes, national parks, employers and enterprises whose activities are connected with the area of high latitudes.