Where is the Top of the World? What is Barents?

Frequently asked questions concerning the location:

  • Where is the Top of the World?
  • What and where is Barents?

Answers:

  • The Top of the World is used to describe a location of the 13 universities forming the Barents Education Network. The Top of the World is located in the region called the Barents Euro-Arctic Region. It consists of the northern-most parts of Finland  , Norway , Russia and Sweden . This is a vast region with approximately 6 million; it is an area as large as France , Portugal , Spain and Germany together, totalling 1,75 million square km, of which 75% of the territory and population is Russian. Several indigenous peoples and minority groups live in the region, e.g., the Sami, Nenets, Vepsians and Komi.

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