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Conference Organizers have reached an agreement with Tomsk Polytechnic University on
publication of selected papers from the AKTRU2019 symposium and summer schools (Life and Earth Sciences and Sustainable Global and Regional Development)
in the special issue of the international journal Resource-Efficient Technologies.
All papers will be reviewed by the journal reviewers according the journal standards for the regular papers. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2019.
Read Commentaries from the Organizers and Invited Speakers:
Conference events: Dates and venues
Symposium and the AFRUSS workshop will be held at
the tourist resort Manzerok on July 8-10 and July 11-3, respectively.
For information about the schools and the research field trip, please, visit the Summer Schools 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 on 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 life and earth
scientists and tourists alike who value natural treasures of pristine environment. Our forum is named after
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 Tomsk State University (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 at the Aktru station will be
held in conjunction with the international symposium,
Summer school on nature management
and the research field triip on flora study and
collection organized jointly by TSU, Altai State University (AlSU), Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU) and their international partners.
Russian-speaking scientists will also hold a satellite workshop (AFRUSS) on science and education in Russia and international collaboration.
The International Symposium and Summer Schools (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 Symposium topics will also cover
renewable energy and socio-economics of remote regions.
The AKTRU2019 will include three days symposium (July 8-10, 2019) held at the tourist resort
Manzherok located at the beautiful mountain river Katun.
Symposium is followed by summer schools and research field trip hosted by
Tomsk State University, Altai State University and Gorno-Altaysk State University. The
international experts are invited to present tutorial lectures and research papers and the young researchers and students are
welcome to present posters.
To view the videos about past Summer schools at the Akru research station click on thetitles:
Photos from AKTRU 2019
Photos from AKTRU 2018
Photos provided by Tatiana Kolesnikova, AKTRU 2018 School Manager.