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Japanese scientists interested in Tomsk University’s Arctic equipment
© RIA Novosti. Andrei Krikunov

Japanese scientists interested in Tomsk University’s Arctic equipment

Scientists from the National Institute of Polar Research based in Tokyo have indicated their interest in the Arctic equipment of Tomsk State University (TSU), which they hope to use in their research projects, regional news agency RIA Tomsk reports.

"The scientists from Tokyo are interested in the university's network of Arctic stations. We have agreed that the Japanese and TSU researchers will discuss potential projects. Our Japanese partners hope to use our equipment and infrastructure in their research," TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinsky said.

During an official visit to Tokyo in June by a delegation from Tomsk State University, the sides signed an agreement on cooperation in several fields. TSU officials also agreed to cooperate with Japanese universities and research institutions.

The National Institute of Polar Research is an inter-university research institute focused on Arctic and Antarctic studies, including the effects of climate change.