Norilsk – International Arctic Conference, April 21 – 22, 2022

23rd February 2022

The Fedorovsky Polar State University at Noril’sk, north-central Siberia, Russia, will hold the International Arctic Conference “8+” (IAC 8+) on April 21 – 22, 2022, dedicated to Russia’s leadership of the Arctic Council.  Working languages of the conference are Russian and English. Participation is free. It is possible to participate online or face-to-face.

Purpose: formation of an international interdisciplinary platform for discussing and solving a wide range of issues related to the Arctic region and strengthening educational and scientific ties between generations of scientists within certain scientific areas.


  • Presentation of prospective Russian, international Arctic research and projects
  • Increasing the attractiveness of Fedorovsky Polar State University as an interdisciplinary platform for scientific research
  • Expansion of regional Arctic contacts in the field of scientific, technical and research activities
  • Dissemination of research findings

We invite schoolchildren, students, post-graduate students, teachers, scientists, experts, specialists, public and political figures to take part.

Obligatory condition of participation in the conference is the free publication of an article on the topics of reports in scientific journals “Culture. Science. Production” (member of the editorial board is Lars Kullerud – President of the University of the Arctic) and “Scientific Bulletin of the Arctic”. Journals are reviewed in the RSCI database and have DOI. Applications for participation are accepted until April 05, 2022

Please email for further details on requirements and for an application form.

The sessions will be as follows:
– Environment, natural resources and biodiversity of the Arctic
– Human health in the Arctic
– Language, culture, art and history of the Arctic peoples
– Socio-economic development of the Arctic
– Experience and prospects of construction, operation of buildings and structures on
permafrost soils
– Information technology and digital transformation in the Arctic
– Modern mining in the Arctic
– Electric power industry and automation in the Arctic
– Scientific capacity of the Arctic youth

For anyone researching the Arctic this is an opportunity to make scientific contacts at Noril’sk, the second largest city north of the Arctic Circle.