Murmansk Arctic University students to take part in Polar projects
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Murmansk Arctic University students to take part in Polar projects

Murmansk Arctic University (MAU) will emphasise specialties that are in demand for the implementation of current and future projects in the Arctic, by preparing students to work at Arctic enterprises.

“As for human resources, our colleges will focus more on educating professionals specifically for the projects that we are implementing today; the focus will be on the specialties needed in today’s projects. The same approach is envisaged for the program that was considered today at the supervisory board so that the university educates professionals who are in demand in the Russian Arctic zone,” Murmansk Region Governor Andrei Chibis said in reviewing the university supervisory board meeting.

The governor noted that this education program and these popular specialties give young people in the North opportunities for personal growth.

“At the same time, they will have a good income and an interesting job, because the projects that are currently being implemented in the Arctic, given the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government, make it possible for them to discover their potential and leave a mark on history,” Chibis said.

In December 2022, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation approved a proposal to merge the two largest universities in the Arctic, Murmansk State Technical University and Murmansk Arctic State University, into a single Murmansk Arctic University. All university programs were maintained, and the teachers retained their positions.