Yamal authorities are interested in joint research with Mining University in the Arctic

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Rector of the University of Mines Vladimir Litvinenko held a working meeting with the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District Dmitry Artyukhov. The parties discussed the training of priority specialists for the region, as well as areas of possible scientific cooperation.

While exploring the potential of the university, the delegation toured the training and research center for digital technologies, the offshore oil and gas production simulator room, and other specialized classrooms created with the support of leading companies in the mineral resources sector.

“Mining University sets the most urgent tasks, the solution of which is necessary for the dynamic development of education and science. Many areas of training, including oil and gas, are in demand among the Yamal youth. At the moment, more than 200 students from our district are studying at the university. In addition to that, Mining University is conducting research in the Arctic, and this includes modern construction technologies and permafrost, which requires serious monitoring and the application of advanced innovations. We’ve got some groundwork done and there are technological partnerships with fuel and energy companies working on Yamal. As a region, we are interested in ensuring that these developments move from the project stage to practical implementation,” said Dmitry Artyukhov.

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The dialogue raised the issue of cooperation between the Center of Competence in Engineering and Technology for Developing Fields in Arctic Conditions, opened on the basis of the university, and the YNAO's Arctic Research Center. Among the key topics are conducting joint research in the field of geoecology (to assess the condition of the atmospheric air, surface waters of the YNAO), development of criteria and tools for the regional system of environmental monitoring, as well as automation of geotechnical monitoring.