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Siberian scientists work on Arctic 'smart cities' project

September 04, 2018/ 13:22

Tyumen. The Tyumen State University received a grant to work on a concept of "smart cities" in the Arctic, the University’s press service said on Monday.

"The University, as a part of an international consortium, has won a grant for a big project "Smart Municipalities in the Arctic Region," where the cost is 5 million rubles ($73,000)," the press service said. "The project’s main objective is to study the existing experience in projecting, organization and promotion of this direction, which is new for the Arctic regions - the organization of "smart municipalities" in the Far North."

The project’s partners are universities in Canada, Norway, Finland and the US.

"The project is aimed at uniting efforts of the international academic community from different universities and research institutions, representatives of the authorities and businesses, who share the interest to the concept of "smart cities and municipalities" in the Far North as a factor of sustainable economic development," the press service quoted the Tyumen University’s Chair of the Economic Theory and Applied Economy Department Irina Liman as saying. "This is why the group of researchers features well-known specialists in "smart" management, technologies, and innovations."

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