From January 4th to 17th, 2021, over 30 postgraduates and doctoral students from 11 colleges/schools of Jilin University attended the IAS-HIT-e Winter 2021 organized by the Association of Sino-Russian Technical Universities (ASRTU). More than 10 internationally renowned scholars from Norway, Finland, Russia, Canada, and other countries delivered a series of thought-provoking courses in English, on the theme of “Persistent Organic Pollutants and Chemicals of Emerging Arctic Concern in the Arctic under Climate Change”. Students expressed that the courses were thoroughly helpful in fostering a holistic understanding of the environmental issues in the Arctic, and in expanding their global horizon. These courses not only helped the students realize the importance of environmental protection in the Arctic, but also enhanced the students’ awareness of their global responsibility in environmental concerns.
The IAS-HIT-e Winter 2021 which was organized by the School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), UArtic-HIT Training Center and ASRTU, as well as co-organized by North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the University Center in Svalbard, aimed at actively responding to new challenges in international cooperation under the background of pandemic prevention and control. The two-week online courses focused on hazards of pollutants to the Arctic and management measures, and the importance of participating in Arctic governance.