In recent years with rapid changes of climate and environment in the Arctic region and China’s economic growth, the interaction between China and the Arctic has been increasingly deepened, which calls for a coherent and sustainable development of the Arctic and China.

China-Nordic Arctic research cooperation has been intensified over the past few years and during that period Chinese institutes such as the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) and Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) have strengthened their ties with international counterparts.


The 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium will take place in Umeå, Sweden, 27-29 May 2020 under the theme "Research Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing for a Sustainable Arctic" with thematic sessions covering the following topics:

  • Society development and knowledge systems in the Arctic
  • Globalization and the Arctic
  • China – Nordic Arctic Cooperation
  • Arctic Ecosystems and Processes

The call for abstracts for the 8th China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium can be downloaded here.

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