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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
  • Nord University
  • 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:

  1. 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
  2. Developing Arctic research networks and borders by providing opportunities for Chinese and Nordic researchers to conduct research in the Arctic through fellowship programs'
  3. Regularly convene the China-Nordic Arctic Cooperation Symposium and other workshops
  4. Facilitate information exchange and cultural exchange between China and the Nordic countries in the Arctic context

For more information, please contact

Anngelica Kristoferqvist
Other position, project assistant
Keith Larson
Other position, project coordinator
Latest update: 2022-12-21