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21 february 2014

Feb. 20 the Northern (Arctic ) Federal University hosted a roundtable "Problems of networking of research and educational institutions in the field of energy saving in the North-West Russia ."

     Oksana Bugaenko, head of academic development department of NArFU made ​​a presentation of the project "Contemporary engineering education." The main objectives of the project are preparation of demanded specialists, enhancing university's interaction with professional academic and business communities and providing the Arctic zone with qualified engineering personnel. The ideology of education is based on generally recognized international standards, emphasis is made on the efficient combination of theory and practice, work is being done in collaboration with foreign colleagues.
      Vera Grishina, the head of the Federal Service for accreditation for the North-West Federal District, PhD, spoke about the educational component of the UNDP / GEF project " Energy efficiency in buildings in the North-West Russia." The purpose of this program is to develop an innovative approach to energy education. The project can already be considered a success in terms of implementation in secondary schools. Interaction has been established with local communities and organizations of housing and communal services. 
      Issues of growing demand and relevance of education in the field of energy saving have been brought up in the report, presented by Tatiana Tereshkina, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management, St. Petersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers. In particular she spoke about the prospects of networking training program " Energy Management ", touching upon the continuity of education.
Director of NArFU Institute for Energy and Transport Olga Lyubova and head of the department of industrial power IEiT NArFU Victor Lyubov reported on infrastructure and intellectual opportunities of NArFU Institute for Energy and transport. The Institute possesses sufficient base for the implementation of energy-saving projects.
      High-end environmental energy project was presented by Anton Tcherbak, trainee researcher of Karelian Research Centre. ENPI Karelia AQUAREL proejct  (Use of water resources in the energy sector) deals with energy production from fishery waste and aquatic biomass. Project's mission is to improve the environmental situation and reduce pressure on ecosystems. The project applies integrated innovative solutions - production of energy and biofuels is combined with technologies on processing aquaculture waste. The project is implemented by the Finnish and Karelian companies, research and planning organizations since October 2012.