First Announcement 06.02.2003

The Syktyvkar State University, the Ministry for Nationality Affairs of the Republic of Komi are organizing the International Finno-Ugric Students Conference (IFUSCO) on 23-27 September, 2003 in Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia.

Traditionally within the frames of the Conference there are planned the following sections:

study of literature,
culture and arts,
problems of ethno-political development,
self-government problems of the indigenous peoples,
regional, including economic development,
ecology and the indigenous peoples health.

The social program will include a trip to a komi village. Accomodation will be available at hotels of Syktyvkar and the State University.

A Book of Abstracts will be published by the time of the Conference. You are invited to send your applications for participation and your abstracts in WORD regime, rtf, the length to be not more than 1.5 pages, the deadline is April 15, 2003.

The Registration fee for foreign participants will be 200 euro, for Russian participants the payment of the registration fee will be at the expense of the organization sending them or at their own expense,
while their stay in Syktyvkar - at the expense of the organising side.

Send your applications and abstracts to:
Nina A.Nesterova - coordinator
(dean of the Finno-Ugric Faculty, Syktyvkar State University)
55, Oktyabrsky prospect
Syktyvkar 167001
Komi Republic, Russia

Fax: +7 (8212) 436820 E-mail: