Program Details

The curricula of the summer school will include lectures, workshops, round tables with local authorities and representatives of mass media, business, cultural and educational institutions. Besides, daily course of Russian language will be provided. Big so
Location:
Moscow, Russia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The international summer school “Prospects for Sustainable Development of the Oil-Producing Region of Yugra” will take place on August 18 – 31, 2014 in Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area – Yugra is the biggest oil-producing region in Russia. Over 50% of Russian oil is produced here. Along with apparent advantages this arises certain challenges for the region. Ecological problems, damage of lands of traditional farming (reindeer pasturing), migration of population and development of oil and gas sector at the expense of neglecting other industries are on the local agenda of sustainable development in Yugra. Participants of the summer school will learn about the existing challenges and find out about future of other sectors such as tourism, forestry and agriculture that are being actively developed in Yugra nowadays. The question, which is to be answered during the summer school, is whether the region has future after its oil and gas resources are depleted.

The curricula of the summer school will include lectures, workshops, round tables with local authorities and representatives of mass media, business, cultural and educational institutions. Besides, daily course of Russian language will be provided. Big social and cultural program will comprise city tours, visiting camps of local indigenous peoples and oil-fields that are in operation. At the end participants will present their individual diaries on topics of the summer school. Any multimedia format is appropriate.

5 ECTS
Setting Description:
The deadline to apply is May, 1. The eligibility criteria are: - enrolment at some educational program (Bachelor, Master, PhD); - age = 18; - good command of English; - interest in topics of the summer school.
Cost:
The registration fee is 950 euro per person. This includes: - accomodation (student dormitory); - meals; - course of Russian language; - tuition fee; - social and cultural program. Students from Germany should apply for the DAAD scholarship to cover the expenses. DAAD provides 8 scholarships, each one is 1,475 euro.

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