Theme: Arctic Environment and Ecosystem

Teachers of the IAS Winter School will come from the Arctic countries and China, while students will be from China and other countries, particularly the 8 Arctic countries. The teaching courses will consist of core courses, lectures and laboratory courses. During the Winter School students will attend an international conference (Harbin Forum for Polar Environment and Ecosystem, HFPEE), and on the weekend can experience the beautiful Harbin City and it's world-famous ice sculptures.
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 Winter School invites graduate students from universities worldwide who love and care for 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 graduate students who are interested in attending the IAS HIT Winter 2020 can apply by providing a short CV (about 200 words including email address and telephone number), a brief letter of interest, and description of what you hope to gain and contribute to the Winter School The documents must be sent to before the deadline.

Deadline 31 October 2019

Student fellowships

Accommodations and meals for attending students in Harbin during the Winter 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 students after approval) The students who apply for the special scholarship must write a short essay 300 words) to introduce their community and approval of their indigenous status by their universities, which should be submitted along with all the other needed documents.


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