Harbin Institute of Technology

Vice President Organization of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), Ms Outi Snellman, visited Harbin Institute of Technology

Updated: 2018/11/12

Vice President Organization of the University of the Arctic (UArctic), Ms. Outi Snellman, visited Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 23rd – 25th October 2018. On 24th October, 2018, Vice President of HIT, Dr. Nanqi Ren, met with Ms. Outi Snellman at the State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment.

During the meeting, Dr. Nanqi Ren and Ms Outi Snellman discussed collaborate between HIT and UArctic and the feasibility for establishment of the UArctic-HIT Training Centre in HIT. The two sides conducted in-depth exchanges on how to implement scientific research in Arctic and other extreme cold regions. Ren Nanqi said that HIT is willing to contribute to the development of global polar research, and expand collaboration continuously in the field of Arctic research, through talent training, summer school, and academic exchanges.

HIT joined the University of the Arctic (UArctic) on September 3, 2018 in UArctic Congress. After the Congress, Ms Snellman was invited by Dr. Nanqi Ren to visit HIT and participate in the "Strategic Dialogue between HIT and UArctic" held on the same day.

Officials from Science and Industrial Technology Institute, Office of Global Affairs, and School of Environment of HIT attended the meeting.

On October 25th, the Vice Mayer of Harbin, Mr. Wanping Zhang, met with Ms. Outi Snellman and had lunch together. Harbin, China and Rovaniemi, Finland are twin cities. UArctic International Secretariat, led by Ms. Outi Snellman, is located in the City of Rovaniemi.


Vice President of Harbin Institute of Technology, Dr. Nanqi Ren met with Vice President of UArctic, Ms. Outi Snellman.


Vice President of UArctic, Ms. Outi Snellman attended the "Strategic Dialogue between UArctic and HIT ".


Vice Mayor of Harbin, Mr. Wanping Zhang and Vice President of UArctic, Ms. Outi Snellman, were exchanging gifts.


Vice President of UArctic, Ms. Outi Snellman, visited the HIT Museum


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