The project was made possible with financial support from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation.
Nowadays, the development of the Arctic region is one of the world’s most pressing issues, as it can encourage sustainable development of the whole planet. The importance of the Arctic regions is growing because of climate change.
The authors of the new course maintain that a specialist whose work is related to the northern territories needs to know about laws, regulations and policy specifically concerning the Arctic regions as well as the tendencies and peculiarities of the land, general environment and natural resources legislation and environmental considerations in territorial and landscape planning. Only when all these factors are considered together can development of the region be effectively regulated. Current Russian legislation doesn’t provide clear policy on environment and landscape management, therefore studying existing legislation is not enough. The new course aims to form a new generation of specialists, able to create a more efficient legislation system for the regulation of the Arctic development.
The new course is based on the German professors’ experience in teaching and using sustainable development models. On the course, students will have a chance to study the scenery method, which is being actively used in Germany and other European countries.
The course, taught in English, is expected to attract interest from both Russian and international students.