The International Arctic Summer School on “To understand Arctic: Environment and Ecosystem” will serve as academic platform for undergraduate education on anthropogenic impacts on Arctic environment and ecosystem. We invite undergraduate students from all relevant disciplines and research fields from China and the eight circumpolar-Arctic nations to Harbin Institute of Technology, the People’s Republic of China to attend the Summer School. The Summer School aims to convey academic knowledge and modern strategies for a profound understanding, protection, development and active participation in the comprehensive sustainable governance of the Arctic region.

This summer school invites undergraduate students of all academic backgrounds from Chinese universities and from the eight circum-Arctic countries who have shown and can document profound professional interests in the Arctic and intend to achieve further relevant scientific knowledge on the Arctic environmental processes.

We are responsible for the following expenses:

- Accommodation during the official program period, 7 July (check-in)-20 July (check-out), 2019 (On campus or appointed hotel)
- Meals on campus
- Cost occur in experimental courses

Students are responsible for the following expenses:

- Personal travel insurance covering medical expenses, flight accidents etc.
- Costs incurring from taking land transportation within one’s own country
- Costs for activities that is not part of the official program
- Costs for additional stay in China before or after the official program period, 7 July (check-in)-20 July (check-out), 2019
- Any additional costs resulting from altering the flight schedule provided by organizer to include destinations other than the student’s home country
- Other personal expenses such as costs for issuing passport and documentations needed for participating in the Summer School

The following eligibility criteria will be applied for the selection of the candidates:

  1. You are undergraduate student in one of the UArctic member universities or one of the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU) universities.
  2. The student is professionally interested in enhancing his understanding on Arctic environmental processes.
  3. The student is actively interested in contributing to throwing friendship among the students from Arctic Nations and China.
  4. The student must have good active English skills, both in oral and written communication, with focus on academic language.

The undergraduate students who are interested in attending the IASS-HIT-Env-2019 will apply by providing a short CV (about 100 words including email address and telephone number), a brief letter of interest, and description of what you hope to gain and contribute to the Summer School.

The documents must be send to the Yang Lian at the Harbin University secretariat.

Organisers of the summer school

School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China

Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU)

UArctic-HIT Training Centre, Polar Academy, Harbin Institute of Technology (UAHTC, PA-HIT)

Norwegian University of Life Sciences & University Centre in Svalbard, Norway
North-Eastern Federal University, Russia