The award ceremony for the winners and laureates of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Research Paper Competition was held on 2 June, the third and final day of the Arctic 2023 Summit.
This year, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, a co-sponsor of the Summit, established the main prize, which the Summit Directorate called the Polar Star.
The winner of the Contest 2023 was Viktoria Ivanova, a student of Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, with her work "Multi-functional complex in the structure of the quarter. Salekhard". She was awarded the main prize and Diploma of the Competition winner.
Seven more people from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow and St Petersburg became laureates of the competition. They all received Laureate Diplomas and commemorative gifts.
Recall that the VII International Arctic Summit 'The Arctic: Prospects, Innovations, and Regional Development' (the Arctic 2023 Summit) was held in Moscow (May 31) and St. Petersburg (June 1-2).
The Summit was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Northern Sea Route - the national and most important transport artery for the development of infrastructure in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, Russia's 2021-2023 Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and Polar Explorer Day, which has been celebrated in Russia annually on 19 May since 2013.
The Summit took place during the Decade of Science and Technology (Presidential Decree of 25.04.2022). In order to develop the creative and scientific activity of Russian and international students and postgraduate students from leading universities, a research paper competition aimed at sustainable development and exploration of the Arctic was held as part of the Summit. The competition was held as part of the Year of Teacher and Mentor in Russia (Presidential Decree of 27.06.2022).