PetrSU is a Participant of the International Project on Studying the Youth of the Arctic Cities of Russia and Finland
A group of anthropologists, geographers, legal scholars, political experts and social scientists from Russia and Finland has won a grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for the implementation of the project on studying the problems of youth in the Arctic industrial cities of the two countries.
Among the participants of the project are Petrozavodsk State University (Republic of Karelia), the Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University (Republic of Sakha, Yakutia), the University of Lapland and the University of Helsinki (Finland).
The research team includes PetrSU representatives: the employees of the Budget Monitoring Center senior research fellow, Doctor of Political Sciences Maria Pitukhina and postgraduate student Anna Simakova.
The three-year project aims at studying the well-being of the youth and sustainability of the Arctic industrial cities of Russia and Finland.
The future and sustainability of the Arctic cities will depend on the outlook of the young generation, and whether they see prospects for personal and professional development.
The field work will be done in the cities and urbanized areas in Yakutia (Neryungri), Yamal (Novy Urengoy), Murmansk Oblast (Kovdor, Revda, Kirovsk), as well as in three cities in Finland.