New Murmansk university to train Arctic experts
© RIA Novosti. Sergey Eshenko

New Murmansk university to train Arctic experts

A new university called the State Arctic University is in the works for Murmansk. Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov supported this project at his meeting with Murmansk Region Governor Marina Kovtun, TASS said.

"A new Murmansk State Arctic University would be established under the Ministry's program to expand basic regional multi-specialty universities," he said.

About 600 university professors would train over 12,000 students for over 20 Arctic careers.

"This new university would be the largest Russian school above the Polar Circle. This would help attract young people to the region, encourage them to stay here and work toward innovation oriented careers," Ms. Kovtun said.

Specific project deadlines and the university's specialties will be finalized as the project gets off the ground.