Description of 2024 Session

International Summer School Program on Climate Change and Related Risks

Jointly Organized by FDU, WMO, MAP-AQ, IRDR

2024 Session: Climate Change and Air Quality

In 2024, the International Summer School Program on Climate Change and Related Risks will be held at Fudan University’s Jiangwan campus from July 21 to August 8, with a focus on climate change and air quality. These two global challenges are closely linked and have a combined impact on the health of our planet and its inhabitants. Research indicates that climate change may deteriorate air quality by altering emissions, reactions, and transport of chemical species as well as creating stagnant weather conditions that contribute to the occurrence of severe air pollution episodes. Conversely, air pollutants can also influence climate change. Particulate matters, which pose significant risks to human health, can have either a cooling or warming effect on the atmosphere, depending on its properties. It is widely recognized that climate actions, such as reducing fossil fuel consumption and transitioning to clean energy sources, not only help mitigate climate change but also lead to substantial improvements in air quality. Gaining a deeper understanding of the intricate relationships between climate change and air quality is of utmost importance.

The summer school has invited several internationally acclaimed scholars and officials who are at the vanguard of their respective fields and possess extensive teaching experience to deliver lectures. Additionally, a select group of outstanding young scholars and officials will be invited to present their cutting-edge research findings in related areas and to support group discussions. The program is organized into three modules:(a) Science Basis of Climate Change, (b) Climate Change Governance, and (c) Climate Change – Air Quality – Health Nexus. The summer school will be conducted entirely in English.

The summer school welcomes applications from students, postdocs, and early-career professionals worldwide. From the pool of applicants, 100-200 outstanding participants will be selected to attend the program. In addition to lectures and oral presentations, the summer school will feature interactive discussions and group mini-project assignments designed to promote collaboration and networking among participants. Groups that demonstrate exceptional performance and engagement will be recognized with awards.

1. Applicant Requirements

The summer school welcomes applications from students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scholars who have received their Ph.D. degree within the past 5 years in atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, climate governance, or relevant fields. Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for participation.

2. Tuitions & Fees

The summer school does not charge any tuition fees. However, participants are mostly responsible for covering their own expenses related to meals, transportation, and accommodation.

3. Scholarship Opportunities

The summer school program will select 10-20 exceptional international applicants and provide scholarships to cover their international travel (economy class), accommodation, and meal expenses. Priority will be given to international students from developing countries. Applicants interested in being considered for a scholarship must submit their application before May 20th, 2024.

4. Application Procedure

a) International Applicants:

     Please sign up and log in to to complete the online registration form and upload the required supporting documents.

     To locate our program, you can either (1) click on " Personal Application," then click on "Senior Advanced Student", and search for "2024 International Summer School Program on Climate Change and Related Risks: Climate Change and Air Quality" or (2) enter “256719” in the quick search channel.

     The Admission Code "256719" is necessary to initiate the application process.

b) Domestic Applicants:

     Please sign up and log in to  to complete the online registration form and upload the required supporting documents.

5. Application Supporting Documents (Please note that applications without all required supporting documents will not be considered)

a) Passport Photocopy (Personal Information Page) - for international applicants only

b) Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)

c) Publications in PDF format (if applicable)

d) Personal Statement (maximum of 1 page with 2 paragraphs addressing the following questions)

n What is your motivation to attend the 2024 International Summer School on Climate Change and Related Risks: Climate Change and Air Quality?

n How do your interests and/or research relate to climate change and air quality? How does this event align with your research/career goals?

6. Important dates

a) Application Open: April 15th, 2024.

b) Deadline for Scholarship Consideration: May 20th, 2024.

c) Deadline for General Application: June 15th, 2024.

Applicants will be informed of the selection outcome within two weeks of the above deadlines.

7. Contact Information

Dr. Huiling Ouyang, Email:

Ms. Ruping Wang, Email:, Phone: +86-21-31248810

Ms. Shengmei Ding, Email: