The study is exploring how cooperation in the border zones may produce tools for solving conflicts both locally and on the global scene. Half of the study duration will take place in Kirkenes, Norway and the other half in Nikel and Murmansk in Russia.
The joint Master Degree in Borderogology is organized by Murmansk State Humanities University and the University of Nordland. Students can join the part-time courses, spread over eight half-year semesters, in total four years. A completed degree gives 120 study points (ects).
Students will explore how cooperation in an actual border zone may function as a bridge over traditional cultural and environmental differences. Required reading will be based on 50 percent Russian and 50 percent Western European thinking, and the study language will be English, reads the announcement posted at the portal of the University of Nordland.
The border area between Norway and Russia in the north became the first area between a Schengen member state and Russia where local inhabitants living in less than 30 kilometers from the border can travel without visa.
This new study starting next year will facilitate the cultural contact between Western Europe and Russia by ”measuring Kant against Dostojevskij” that is by picturing the relation of Russia and Western Europe in philosophy not only in literature, and is built up around 12 modules in philosophy of science, ethics, history and philosophy to strengthen international leadership and communication concerning global challenges in economy and the threat against the environment.
The program is based on the ideas established in the Bologna declaration.
Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Northern Fleet’s “Admiral Kuznetsov”, has finished repairs and is ready to leave the port of Murmansk. According to a Russian news agency, the vessel will sail to Syria.
A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.
Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles that are accumulating in marine waters and big lakes around the world, are now showing up in the Arctic waters south and southwest of Svalbard, Norway, a new study says.
REYKJAVIK: The climatic changes taking place in the Arctic are a call to action for the world. We must answer with more international cooperation and more research, says Tore Hattrem, State Secretary of Norway’s Foreign Ministry.
“Partnership should and shall shape the development of the Arctic, therefore cooperation is the starting point for our Arctic policy,” Vladimir Barbin, Senior Arctic Official and representative to the Arctic Council, said at the Arctic Circle 2015 assembly.
August 9th, the Barents Region celebrated the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day was commemorated in several parts of the region, including Karasjok in Northern Norway and Teriberka in Northwestern Russia.
Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende has asked Russia for an explanation to the high number of asylum seekers coming to Norway via Russia. Syrian refugees that have lived in Russia for a long time, will be stopped on the border and sent back.