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Published: 2020-09-04

Best wishes to the International Arctic School in Yakutsk

NEWS Arcum's director and chairman of the board of UArctic Peter Sköld sent his best wishes during the opening of the International Arctic School in Yakutsk, Russia, that opened on September 1, 2020.

Text: Anngelica Kristoferqvist

In September, the International Arctic School opened in Yakutsk, Eastern Siberia, designed for over 200 students in grades 5-11, ages 12-18. The school aims to provide knowledge beyond the ordinary and students will study not only basic disciplines, but also take modules on art and technology, the history of the discovery and development of the Arctic, as well as engage in additional sports sections. The School's graduates will be able to master the international community' experience, to comprehend regional specifics, and they will facilitate the sustainable development of the North and the Arctic.

The premises, which were completed in May 2020 and described as world-class, include a planetarium and IT laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, video studio, pool, music and dance facilities as well as classrooms for foreign languages and much more. To be admitted to the school, you must be able to withstand the tough competition. This year 1188 students applied of which 185 were admitted.

Arcum's director Peter Sköld is chairman of the board of the University of the Arctic (UArctic) and he sent his wishes for the opening ceremony which took place on September 1. UArctic is an international collaborative network of universities, colleges and research institutes, etc. concered with education and research in and about the North. Through the link below you can see and hear Peter Sköld's greeting to the International Arctic School in Yakutsk.