NORDRUS Cooperation Project

Multidiciplinary Education in the Health and Social Sphere between Nordic and Russian HEIs

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Student articles and abstracts

Below you can find abstracts and articles about migration by the students from Nizhnevartovsk.

Abstract_Cholpon Abdyrakmanova

Abstract_Christina Botova

Abstract_Ispaniat Ustarova, Full article by Ispaniat Ustarova

Abstract_Maria Selivestrova

Abstract_Maxim Egorov, Full article by Maxim Egorov

Full Article_Ksenia Nikitina

Abstract_Alsu Zakirova


Social Adaptation of Migrant Children and Children With Gifted Skills

Video lecture by Irina Istomina about Social Adaptation of Migrant Children and Children With Gifted Skills in Nizhnevartovsk.

3. Multidiciplinary, evidence based practices of social integration of school aged minority and migrant children

Third intensive course of the project was held in St. Petersburg 16.3.2015-20.3.2015.

Private Facebook group for the participants

Materials from the intensive course:


2. Minority and migrant children’s transition from kindergarten to school – challenge for multiprofessional cooperation?

Download: Nordrus Presentation slides



Migrant Children in Saint Petersburg

Presentation from Albina Beschasnaya.

Minorities and Migrant Children in Khanty-Mansiyskiy Autonomous District – Yugra

Presentation from Irina Istomina.

Fictional Representations of Migrants and Minorities in School Curricula

Presentation from Jacob Buris Andersen.

Migration Children in Denmark – From a Educational and Linguistic point of view

Video presentation from Anette Krenzen.

Minorities and Migrant Children in Finland

Presenter: M.Ed.Sc (Special needs education) Sanna Häkkinen is Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Social Studies at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Video-presentation is an overview on minorities and migrant children in Finland. It illustrates “the big picture” of Finnish Traditional ie. National minorities but also language, ethnical, cultural and other minorities in Finnish society and their rights for services. Closer look is taken at early childhood education and day care, educational system and leisure services. In the end there is presented some challenges recognized in the Finnish systems of participation and hearing the migrants’ own opinions.



Recorded presentation from Sanna Häkkinen.


Migrants Health and Wellbeing in Finland

Presenter: PhD (Health Sciences) Sirpa Tuomi is Principal Lecturer in Health Promotion at JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

Video-presentation based on a study on persons of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin in Finland made by National Institute for Health and Welfare 2012. Data has been collected 2011-2012. The invitees had been living in Finland for at least one year. The results shows that there were differences in self-rated health, common public health problems and living habits.

Conclusions of this study were:

  • There is urgent need for development of immigrants’ health services, especially mental health services.
  • Immigrants’ also need health promotion measures and rehabilitation especially to prevent obesity and limitations in functional capacity and to remedy lack of exercise and possible nutritional deficiencies.
  • There is need for actions to prevent and improve the treatment of public health problems
  • It is important to support integration: to improve Finninsh or Swedish language skill and also in some groups literacy.

Castenada, A., Rask, S., Koponen, P., Mölsä, M. & Koskinen, S. (ed.)  2012. Migrant health and wellbeing. A Study on Persons of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin in Finland. [Maahanmuuttajien terveys ja hyvinvointi. Tutkimus venäläis-, somalialais- ja kurditaustaisista Suomessa. National Institute for Health and Wellbeing (THL). Report 61/2012. Helsinki

Webpage of Migrant Health and Wellbeing Study

Recorded presentation from Sirpa Tuomi – click here.