China-Nordic Arctic Research Center

The China-Nordic Research Center (CNARC) was established in Shanghai on 10th December 2013 by 10 Member Institutes, four Chinese and six Nordic, which all have capacities to influence and coordinate Arctic research. CNARC’s purpose is to provide a platform for academic cooperation to increase awareness, understanding and knowledge of the Arctic and its global impacts, as well as to promote cooperation for sustainable development of the Nordic Arctic and coherent development of China in a global context.

CNARC will undertake activities such as joint research projects, grant fellowships and conduct an annual symposium. The first China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium was hosted by PRIC in June 2013 in Shanghai, China, and the second symposium is scheduled to be held in early June 2014 at University of Akureyri, Iceland with the Icelandic Center for Research (RANNIS) as the hosting institution.

CNARC members:

Nordic institutions

    Arctic Center of the University of Lapland (Finland)
    Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Norway)
    Icelandic Centre of Research (Iceland)
    Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Danmark)
    Norwegian Polar Institute (Norway)
    Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Sweden)

Chinese institutions

    Center for Polar and Oceanic Studies, Tongji University
    Research Institute of Polar Law and Politics, Ocean University of China
    Shanghai Institutes of International Studies            
    Strategic Studies Division, Polar Research Institute of China

CNARC Brochure
CNARC Institutions
Newsletter CNARC - 1. issue, December 2013

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