The NArFU employees are working on the following projects within the federal dedicated programs:
- "Study and development of methods to enhance technology for wood granulated fuel as a renewable source of energy"
- "Physical and chemical properties and solvation of lignin substances in non-aqueous and mixed solvents"
- "R&D by SUEC Arktika within chemical monitoring of toxic components from missile fuel in natural environment”
- "Chemical modifications of lignocellulosic materials in supercritical fluids”
- "Modifications of soil nonocomposites and construction materials for operation in the conditions of the Arctic region”
- “Development of methods to enhance the physical properties of wooden construction materials through modification of their surface with the use of mineral nano-disperse fillers”
- "Formation of artificial soils and grounds from solid industrial wastes mixture”
- “Basic tools to enhance investment appeal of the northern Arctic region of Russia”
- "Geo-ethnocultural and geo-ethnophilosophical images of the Arctic territory”
- “Study of spectral properties of differential operators on periodic graphs”
- Development of scientific foundation for structural concrete composites design using nano-disperse systems of various genesis for operation in severe climate
- Study of processes involving exotic atoms and their components in storage items and traps using intensive EMFs
- Study of mechanisms for keeping postural balance by elderly and old people
- Effect of structural properties of polymer matrix on the flow dynamics in cation-exchange membranes
- Methodological principles for evaluation of energy value of raw materials in production of constructional nano-composites
- Integrated R&D by SUEC Arktika in the field of ecoanalytical chemistry and development of hydrazine sorbents
- The Arctic region in the system of international cooperation and competition in the XIX-XXth centuries", coordinated by prof. Andrey V. Repnevskiy, Director of the Institute of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, DSc (History)
- Regular patterns in formation of communities, ecology and genetics of populations in extreme climatic conditions of the eco-systems in the western sector of the Russian Arctic. Project coordinator Boris Yu. Fillipov, DSc (Biology), Head of Zoology and Ecology Department.
In-house competition for the best research and innovation projects
In 2011, for the first time ever the University arranged an internal competition for the best R&D and innovation projects within priority development areas. The competition targeted enhanced efficiency of research activities and capacity building. The competition-based system for supporting R&D and innovation projects made it possible to identify and encourage the most promising and ambitious R&D ideas.
The categories of the competition were three:
- R&D and innovation projects by NArFU teachers and employees within priority development areas;
- R&D and innovation projects by students and young researchers within priority development areas;
- Application of practical results of R&D at the region’s industrial enterprises;
All the winning projects within these categories focused on the following University’s priority areas:
- hi-tech industries and production;
- infrastructural development in the European North of Russia and the Arctic;
- multifaceted use of bio-resources;
- development of northern (polar) medicine and health care;
- environmental protection;
- social and humanities domain in the European North of Russia and the Arctic.
NArFU grant applicants were 90. As a result, the University provided financial support to 26 projects of its employees, teachers, students and young researchers, with total budget of more than RUR 4 mln.