August 22, 2018, the August meeting of educators of the Sakha Republic "New Education in Yakutia" that held every year, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) gathered a round table to discuss around the main theme "Integration with the World educational space".
In the round table participated Pavel Zenkovich, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation. Mikhail Nikolaev, State Counselor of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Liisa Pohjolainen, the head of the Helsinki City Education Department, Vasilii Pavlov, the principal of Sakha Junior Science Academy, and others.
The Executive Director of the Northern Forum, Mikhail Pogodaev, gave the presentation about the work of the Northern Forum in the field of education, and in general, highlighted its activities and told about major projects held under the Northern Forum.
The special attention was paid to the project of the International Arctic School (IAS) initiated by the head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov. In October 2017, they held a presentation at the Arctic Council for Sustainable Development, and further progress was planned for the Arctic Council in October 2018.
The International Arctic School is a project supported by the Northern Forum. The mission of the school is to develop the human resources potential of the countries of the Arctic region as the main factor of economic and social development in the context of cross-border cooperation. Among the objectives of the project is to provide quality education, successful adaptation and comprehensive development of the learning Arctic countries through the individualization of the educational process, as well as the organization of a system of continuing education and international cooperation.
The Arctic school, which implements the educational programs of the international baccalaureate for the children of Siberia, the Far East of Russia and the countries of the Arctic region, will open in 2019. The project is implemented with the support of the Northern Forum and the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of Russia and is focused on the development of the regional education system, in particular, on equal access to quality education for students living in inaccessible areas, far from the center regions.
From September 21 to September 22, 2017, in the city of Inari (Finland), at the meeting of the Working Group of the Arctic Council for Sustainable Development (SDWG) chaired by Finland, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Feodosiya Gabysheva presented the project "International Arctic School" initiated by the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov. The school, aimed at the integration of the federal and international standards in the field of education for the preservation and development of human capital of the Arctic and the North, will open in Yakutia in 2019. To date, preparatory work has been started on the construction of the facility and personnel training for the future teaching staff of the International Arctic School is being conducted.
In addition, at this meeting, the delegation of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) met with the leadership of the Helsinki Department of Education and the IB International School where the delegation presented the concept and strategic vision of partnership in the Arctic region in the field of education.
The next meeting of the Working Group of the Arctic Council for Sustainable Development (SDWG) will be held in Finland in October 2018, where the first deputy minister of education and science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Feodosiya Gabysheva participation has scheduled. The Northern Forum will propose to expand the current Arctic Council project "Children of the Arctic. Pre-school education "for school education with networking, where the International Arctic School plays a key role, given that the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is a leader in the field of Arctic education in Russia and a great contribution over the years was due to the promotion and development of such projects as Teachers of the Arctic, Nomadic education under the leadership of Feodosiya Gabysheva.
Currently, there is an expectation of the leaders of the world's Arctic community that it is the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) that can take the lead in international arctic education.