The appointment of Bourmistrov took place during University of The Arctic's jubilee conference in Rovaniemi last week. The conference marked the 10th anniversary of this circumpolar organisation being founded.

Sustainable growth in The Arctic

At the conference Anataoli Bourmistrov also had the opportunity to debate the opportunities for sustainable economic growth with Iceland's president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson. This happened during the conference's final session, in which Bourmistrov took part in the expert panel together with President Grimsson, Eva Pongracz, Thule Institute at University of Oulu (Finland), Nicolas Bertrand, Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Switzerland), and Mikhail A. Pogodaev, Assocaition of World Reindeer Herders (Russia). The Icelandic president also held one of the key-note presentations at the conference.

Monica Brobakk (Head of International Office), Marit Sundet (Associate Professor) at The Faculty of Social Sciences and Eivind Karlsen (Assistant Professor) at The Faculty of Social Sciences also represented University of Nordland at The UArctic jubilee meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland. 

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