International Autumn School in Marine Biotechnology and Biochemistry Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia

This is a collaboration project between UiT, PetrSU (Petrozavodsk State University) and the Institute of Biology, Karelian research Centre, The Russian Academy of Sciences (KarRC RAS) that includes an Autumn school within the topic: Marine biotechnology. The project is financed by BarentsPlus (Barents Regional Scholarship Program)  and the project coordinator is Galina Parikhina, PetrSU.
The project involves seminars and lectures in September 2018 at PetrSU with teachers both from UiT, PetrSU and KarRC RAS.

Ekaterina Mishchenko on the RV Helmer Hanssen (2017) Foto: Klara Stensvåg

Based on the collaboration between UiT the Arctic University of Norway, PetrSU and KarRC RAS, and under the regional scholarship program Barents Plus, it is planned to organize an International school in Marine Biotechnology in semesters Autumn 2018.

The school would be held as a one-week course in PetrSU. Educational programme (lectures and a seminar in marine biotechnology) will be held with teachers from both Russia and Norway and supplemented with cultural programme (museum excursions and a guided tour).

The Autumn course is suitable for Bachelor and Master students.

Certificate on the completion of the course is given.

Travel expenses and accommodation are covered.

Meals are included.

Study visa to Russia is free of charge.

In 2018, the tentativ shcedule is:  Week 38, 17-21th of September.

The project will cover expences for students for stay and travel.

Contact and responsible at UiT: Postdoctor/researcher  Ekaterina Mishchenko, Ph.d. (e-mail:, and consultant  and Trine Holm Larsen (e-mail:

Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Ekaterina Mishchenko