China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) aims to develop collaborations in Arctic research, to increase awareness of the situation in the Arctic and to create a platform that can assist sustainable development.
In December 2013, the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (CNARC) was established with joint efforts from Nordic and Chinese research institutes, aiming to provide a platform for academic exchange between China and the Nordic countries. CNARC aims to advance knowledge of the Arctic and its global impact and promote cooperation for the sustainable development of the Nordic Arctic and the coherent development of China in a global context.
CNARC currently consists of 18 member institutes, all of which are leading think tanks and institutes for Arctic studies in their respective countries and have the capacity to influence, coordinate and initiate research on the Arctic in their professional fields.
Arctic Center, Lapland University
Arctic Centre at Umeå University
Dalian Maritime University
Fridtjof Nansen Institute
Icelandic Center for Research
Norwegian Polar Institute
Ocean University of China
Polar Research Institute of China
Polar Research Secretariat of Sweden
Research Institute of China
Shanghai Institute for International Studies
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai Ocean University
Shanghai Tongji University
South China Business College
The Arctic University of Norway
The University of Akureyri
CNARC facilitates cooperation between China and the Nordic countries by:
Carrying out joint research projects under the research themes of climate change in the Arctic, Arctic resources, shipping and economics, and Arctic policy and legislation
Developing Arctic research networks and borders by providing opportunities for Chinese and Nordic researchers to conduct research in the Arctic through fellowship programs'
Regularly convene the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium and other workshops
Facilitate information exchange and cultural exchange between China and the Nordic countries in the Arctic context