03 February 2018 - 06 February 2018
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Moscow Winter Academy on Age-structured Modeling and Management of Biological and Economic Resources (MWA2018)

Moscow Winter Academy on Age-Structured Modeling and Management of Biological and Economic Resources 2018 (MWA 2018) invites a new generation of scientists – master students, PhD students and early career scientists with the doctoral degree from around the world – to study contemporary concepts of the management of natural and economic resources and to engage in discussions of methodological and applied challenges in this field. 

MWA 2018 consists of three days of educational program and a workshop. The total load is 32 academic hours. MWA 2018’s language is English. MWA 2018 is organized in the framework of and substantially contributed and supported by the NordForsk-funded TerMARisk project.

Educational Program

Three days of lectures and seminars (4 academic hours of lectures, 2 academic hours of seminars and 2 academic hours of home work per day).
MWA 2018 focuses on approaches to mathematical modeling of age- and size-structured population dynamics and control. It covers both theoretical aspects (existence and uniqueness of solutions, necessary conditions for optimality, numerical methods) and applied aspects (models of optimal harvesting of trees and fish, vintage capital dynamics).


Professor Alexey DavydovNational University of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow, Russia
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Professor Natalia HritonenkoPrairie View A&M University, TX, USA
Professor Nikolay StrigulWashington State University Vancouver, WA, USA

How to apply

Who can apply?

MWA 2018 is open for MSc and PhD students, as well as young scientists holding a PhD degree. The main target group are applied mathematicians, biologists and economists, but we also welcome scholars from other disciplines, such environmental sciences etc. There are no specific entry requirements, but prior experience in mathematical modeling is necessary. 

The courses will be given in English. An official certificate of your language proficiency is not required, but you should be at the upper-intermediate level in English at least in order to comfortably follow the lectures and participate in the class discussion.

Registration period

Extended final date: 10 January 2018

All applicants should fill in the Application form. Applications submitted after 25 December will be processed by 15 January 2018.

Registration fees

Participants from Lomonosov Moscow State University,

University of Oslo, IIASA, GreenMAR, and TerMARisk 

Participants from Russian and CIS countries universities and institutes 5 000 RUB
Participants from other countries 150 EUR

Your registration fee is to be paid via a bank transfer (the details will be given in the invitation letter).

The registration fee covers

  • Tuition
  • Visa support (does not include consulate charges)
  • Snacks
  • Social program


All non-Russian students should thoroughly examine the regulations for visiting the Russian Federation. These regulations and procedures for obtaining a visa are available online at the Websites of the Russian embassies/consulates for your country of citizenship or residence.

The MWA 2018 organizers will send to each student their letter of acceptance and an official invitation to participate in MWA 2018.

Important! Please use the official invitation to MWA 2018 when applying for the visa. Please apply for the visa as early as possible. Processing your application may take several weeks. The MWA 2018 organizers are not in the position to provide assistance in the visa process. MWA 2018 will not refund your registration fee if your visa application is denied.

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Last edited: 26 December 2017


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Advanced Systems Analysis

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Related Links


Multidisciplinary Approach to Anticipate Critical Regime Shifts in Ecosystems – Deriving Management Guidance for Terrestrial and Marine Systems at Risk (TerMARisk), funded by NordForsk

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