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Preliminary online registration for particiaption at AKTRU2019 International Symposium and Summer School is open.
To register, please, click on the Registration page.
To download conference leaflet in English click here and in Russian click here
Our home planet Earth which provides us with life and protects from the merciless space
becomes small and vulnerable with growing human population demanding more and
more resources for its growth, nutrition and ambitious industrial expansion.
Understanding the interconnection between limited natural resources and life evolution
including human society is critical for sustainable global and regional development. The
earth scientists who study climate, atmosphere, soil, and evolution of living organisms
provides crucial and often alarming information critically important for urban, industrial
and agricultural planning. Scientific study of remote and environmentally sensible
regions such as high elevation mountains, deserts and swamps provide unique
information about Earth evolution including global impact of the human society.
Altai Mountains (Gold Mountains in Mongolian) are located in the middle of Euro-Asian
continent bridging Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan. Due to its remote location
from major urban areas and high elevation the region sustains stable climate and
biodiversity since last ice age. With its unique environment Altai is a paradise for earth
scientists and tourists alike who value natural treasures of pristine environment. National
Research Tomsk State University (TSU) has the research station Aktru established in
1956 located in the south-eastern part of the Altai Republic close to the borders to
Mongolia and China. The nearest town, Gorno-Altaisk, is located about 250 km
northwest of the station. Since 2011 TSU scientists in collaboration with their
international colleagues hold yearly Summer schools in July at Aktru station on natural
and human environment of Arctic and Alpine areas. In 2019 the Summer school will be
held in conjunction with the international symposium organized jointly by TSU, Altai
State University (AlSU) and their international partners.
The International Symposium and Summer School (AKTRU2019) is an interdisciplinary
forum in education and research of various subject areas of life and earth sciences including
studies of soil, atmosphere, biodiversity, climatology, geology, paleontology, hydrology and glaciology
with specific focus on sustainable global and regional development. The AKTRU2019
will include three days symposium held at one of the resorts at the Altai mountains
followed by the eight days school at the AKTRU research station. The
international experts are invited to present research papers at the symposium
and tutorial lectures at the Summer school. The young researchers and students are
welcome to present posters at the symposium and to join the Summer school at the Aktru
station. The Symposium topics will also cover several aspects of global and regional sustainability such as
renewable energy and socio-economics of remote regions.
For information about 5th International Summer School (AKTRU2018), please, see the web page
, booklet, and
To view the videos about past Summer schools at the Akru research station click on the corresponding titles: