This is the first Summer School to be held by the UArtic-HIT Training Centre, Harbin Institute of Technology, the first Regional Centre of UArctic, on the topic of “Arctic Environment and Ecosystem”. The objectives of this Summer School are

1. To establish and strengthen the friendship among students from Chinese and Arctic universities;
2. To understand and discriminate the anthropogenic impact (i.e. pollutants) in the Arctic environment and ecosystem;
3. To understand the currently observed dramatic Arctic climate change and the projected impacts on ecosystems and local communities;
4. To provide training for modern measurement and analysis methods for relevant organic pollutants, including persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and chemicals of emerging Arctic concern (CEACs) and other contaminants;
5. To improve public knowledge and awareness towards Arctic.

All lectures, seminars, discussion and reporting will be provided in English. Please note, all written materials will also be available or will be produced in English language.

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 secretariat: Weiwei Song ( Application deadline is March 31, 2019.

For more information on the scholarships and lectures, see here

Summer School is organized by:

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

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