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Winter School - To Understand: Arctic Environment and Ecosystem, 5-12 January 2020, China

Publish Date: Sep 02, 2019

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Event Dates: from Jan 05, 2020 12:00 to Jan 12, 2020 12:00

First Announcement for the Winter School on:

To understand: Arctic Environment and Ecosystem

At Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), Harbin, China

January 5-12, 2020


The Arctic issue is not local, but global. Global warming in recent years has accelerated the melting of ice and snow in the Arctic region. As economic globalization and regional integration further develops and deepens, the Arctic is gaining global significance for its rising strategic, economic values and those relating to sea passages, natural resources, scientific research, and environmental protection as well.

As young generations and future elites in different disciplines and fields from China and the 8 Arctic countries, our goals on the Arctic are to understand, protect, develop and participate in the governance of the Arctic. To understand Arctic is the first step for protection, development and governance of the Arctic, and thus promotion of sustainable development of the Arctic. To understand the Arctic is to improve the capacity and capability in scientific research on the Arctic, to pursue a deeper understanding and knowledge of the Arctic science, and to explore the natural laws behind its changes and development, thus to create favorable conditions for mankind to better protect, develop, and govern the Arctic.

Sponsored by the International Project Office, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), The first Winter School to be held by the International Arctic School, HIT (IAS-HIT) on the topic of “To understand: Arctic Environment and Ecosystem” in the beautiful city of Harbin during January 5-12, 2020.

The teachers of the IAS Winter School come from the Arctic countries and China, and students will be from these countries and other countries too. The teaching courses will consist of core courses, lectures and laboratory courses. During the Winter School, the students will attend an international conference (Harbin Forum for Polar Environment and Ecosystem, HFPEE), and at weekend, the students can experience the beautiful Harbin City and world famous ice sculptures.

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