Background information:

In the field of environmental and related sciences, Nanjing University (China), University of Joensuu and University of Kuopio (Finland) have established good mutual relationships in research and education. To enhance the existing international collaboration, a “Sino-Finnish Environmental Research Centre (SFERC)” was launched.

The overall goals of the SFERC are to promote and facilitate research and education in the area of environmental and related sciences. Furthermore the goal is to implement multi-disciplinary research projects, exchange scientific information, and provide students and young scientists with international education and training opportunities. The SFERC, established by the Parties together, will be a platform for scientists from both countries to conduct interdisciplinary joint research and training, and will serve as an international scientific forum in the area of current environmental topics as well as for long-term scientific research. Our objective is to make the SFERC a globally recognized centre of excellence in environmental research and in post-graduate education.

To celebrate the establishment of the SFERC, the 1st conference on CHALLENGES OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT will be held on May 17th to 21st at Nanjing University.


Main Themes

ü Emerging Contaminants, Water Quality and Treatment

ü Environmental Health

ü Land Use and Climate Change

ü Global Responsibilities and Environmental Policies



Nanjing University

                     University of Joensuun

University of Kuopio



Sino-Finnish Environmental Research Centre (SFERC)

                     School of the Environment, Nanjing University



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Conference Venue:

Nanjing University – Johns Hopkins University Cultural Centre, Nanjing University


Hotel information:

New Era Hotel, website:

Location: 251-1 Zhongshan Road, Nanjing, China

Room type:        Standard Room (two beds): RMB416/night

                       Deluxe Room (one bed): RMB438/night


Contact us:

Dr. Dongqian Zhu, email:

Dr. Xueyuan Gu, email: