Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Ten Chinese college students have been chosen to join in a
Chinese-Norwegian arctic exploration at the end of the month.
In a final contest for choosing the expedition
members held in Dalian, a port city in northeast China, on Saturday, ten college
students from 8 universities across the nation won the opportunity among 30
Since nation-wide contests were launched in December
of last year, a total of more than 3,000 college students have applied for the
expedition who had taken tests on physical, language and arctic knowledge as
well as survival and scientific research abilities.
The chosen Chinese students will participate in the
exploration to be held in Svalbard Islands for two weeks. They will carry out
respective researches on biology, astronomy, physics, geography, climate and
cultural issues in Chinese arctic Huanghe Station.
They will also visit the University of Svalbard of
Norway to attend training program and exchange activities.
Two of the ten teammates are students from the
University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The exploration has been co-sponsored by
International Polar Year(IPY) 2007-2008 China Programme and the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway.
Chen Lianzeng, vice director of China's State Oceanic
Administration, said that the exploration will encourage more Chinese to pay
attention to climate change and environmental issues of the