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Yue Wang

Doctoral Researcher
Faculty of Management and Business | Politics | International Relations

About me

Doctoral Researcher (International Relations at Tampere University)

Visiting Researcher (long-term): the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (since 02/2021)

External research staff at the Department of International Relations and International Organization (IRIO), University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Visiting Research Fellow at Hokkaido University (02/2024–03/2024, Japan), Guest Researcher at the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (09/2023, Sweden), Visiting Scholar at the Nordic Centre, Fudan University (06/2023–07/2023, China), Visiting Researcher at the Institute of International Affairs - University of Iceland (10/2022–11/2022, Iceland), the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (10/2022, Iceland), the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (09/2022, Norway), the Open University (9/2021–10/2021, the United Kingdom)

Other invited positions: Alternate Member of the Board of Nordic Association for China Studies (NACS)



Individual research projects

  • International Cooperation with China in the Global Arctic: Intentions and Consequences (03/2021–03/2025, granted by the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University)
  • Scientific Research Cooperation between China and Iceland under the Polar Silk Road (2022, granted by China in Europe Research Network, EU COST Action 18215)
  • Sino-Nordic Scientific Research and Science-based Clean Energy Cooperation under the Polar Silk Road (01/2023–01/2024, granted by the University of Oslo & Fudan-European Centre for China Studies)
  • Comparing Japanese and Chinese Involvement in Arctic Science and Energy Cooperation (2023–2024, granted by Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, project number: GA23-FI-0081)

Teaching at Tampere University

  1. International Politics and Governance in the Arctic (Spring semester, 2021- 2022) Course unit: POL.KV. 233 International Political Economy 
  2. China and the EU in the Contemporary World (Spring semester, 2022- 2023) Course unit: POL.KV.232 International Society, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
  3. International Politics and the Global Arctic (Autumn semester, 2023-2024) Course unit: POL.KV. 231 Global Governance and Global Problems
  4. Introduction to Leadership for Change (Autumn semester, 2023-2024) Course code: LFC. 310 An orientation and introductory course to the Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (LFC)

Guest lectures

  1. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland (Master's level, December 2021)
  2. University of Iceland, Iceland (Master's level, November 2022)
  3. University of Groningen, the Netherlands (Master's level, April 2023)
  4. Tongji University, China (Master's level, April 2023)
  5. Ocean University of China (Postgraduate, July 2023)
  6. University of Oulu, Finland (BA & MA, January 2024)

Fields of expertise

Arctic geopolitics and security, energy politics, international cooperation, China- EU relations, China-Russia relations

Research fields

International Relations

Selected publications

Korppoo, A., & Wang, Y. (2024). Sino–Russian Arctic gas cooperation amid new geopolitical realities: Impacts and perceptions. In I. Stensdal & G. M. Heggelund (Eds.), China-Russia Relations in the Arctic: Friends in the Cold? Palgrave Macmillan.

Wang, Y. (2023). The Arctic for China’s green energy transition. The Arctic Institute – Center for Circumpolar Security Studies.

Wang, Y., & Xu, L.L. (2022). Assessing China’s Securitization of Arctic Climate Change and Energy. In Kirchner, S. (Ed.) Security and Technology in Arctic Governance (pp. 57-114). Lit Verlag.

Wang, Y. (2020). A Comparative Study of the Official Use of Arctic Environmental Discourses of China and the EU. The Arctic Institute: Center for Circumpolar Security Studies