Arctic Floating University is an annual scientific and education marine expedition, which brings together young people and experienced researchers in order to study the Arctic. For scientists it is an opportunity to conduct research in the high-latitude Arctic. For students it’s a unique educational programme containing a multidisciplinary course of lectures and practical training together with experienced researchers.

Expedition Dates: June 22 – July11, 2019

Expedition Duration: 20 days

Expedition Route: Arkhangelsk - "Kola meridian" transect - Barentsburg (Spitsbergen) - Longyearbyen - Pyramid - Nu-Alesund - Nu-London - Admiralty peninsula (Novaya Zemlya) - Arkhangelsk (as agreed with the organizers, corrections can be made upon request of participants beforehand)

Expedition participants: 60 people (students, post-graduate students, researchers from both Russian and international scientific and academic institutions).

The expedition programme includes research and educational sections. See the detailed programme attached.

Participation fee: 5600 EUR per person (covers accommodation, 4 meals a day, educational programme, landings, use of laboratories on board).

How to apply: Application form is available at . Completed application forms and CVs should be sent to the following e-mails: and

Results will be known in January 2019. 

Application deadline: December 15, 2018


Contact persons:

Alexander Saburov, Director of the Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal Univesity

Telephone: +7 8182 21 89 39 / +7 950 660 68 58


Natalia Avdonina, Arctic Center for Strategic Studies, Northern (Arctic) Federal University

Telephone:+7 911 685 35 00