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International Arctic School, Summer 2020 IAS-HIT-Summer2020
Editor:宋维薇  Updated:2019-12-25

International Arctic School, Summer 2020 (IAS-HIT-Summer2020)

Health challenges are increasing for all people living and working in the Arctic. There are problems concerning environmental contaminants, infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, mental health, socio-economic conditions, as well as cultural challenges in a changing society. One important answer to these challenges is to facilitate research and education on public health issues for the next generation.

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 human health in the Arctic is the important step to reach the goal.

Sponsored by the Undergraduate College, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), The 2020 Summer School will be held by the International Arctic School, HIT (IAS-HIT) on the topic of “Human Health in the Arctic” in the beautiful City of Harbin during July 6-17, 2020.

The teachers of the IAS Summer School will come from the Arctic countries and China, and students will be from China and other countries worldwide, the 8 Arctic countries in particular. The teaching courses will consist of core courses, lectures and laboratory courses. During the Summer School, the students will attend an international conference (Harbin Forum for Polar Environment and Ecosystem, HFPEE-Summer2020), and at weekend, the students can experience the beautiful Harbin City.

The IAS-HIT is a subsidiary body of UArctic-HIT Training Centre, the first UArctic regional center outside the eight Arctic countries.

Who can participate?

This Summer School invites undergraduate students from universities worldwide who love and care the Arctic and intend to achieve relevant scientific knowledge of the Arctic.

The following eligibility criteria apply:

1) This program is open to students of all academic backgrounds;

2) The student is motivated to enhance understanding and friendship among the students from different countries;

3) The student must have sufficient knowledge of English, both oral and written, for academic studies.

The undergraduate students who are interested in attending the IAS-HIT-Summer2020 can apply by providing a short CV (about 200 words including email address and telephone number), a brief letter of interest, description of what you hope to gain and contribute to the Summer School, and “Application Form”. The documents must be send to before the deadline.

Student fellowships

Accommodations and meals for attending students in Harbin during the Summer School period will be covered by IAS-HIT. A special scholarship will be available for one indigenous student upon separate application. The scholarship will include return trip flight tickets between Harbin, China and the nearest airport to the student’s home University (We will purchase the tickets for the student after approval). The students who apply for the special scholarship must submit a short essay (~300 words) to introduce their community and approval of their indigenous status by their universities.


Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China

UArctic-HIT Training Centre, the University of the Arctic (UArctic-HIT-TC)

Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU)


Norwegian University of Life Sciences & University Center in Svalbard, Norway

North-Eastern Federal University, Russia