The Fifth Russian-Chinese Summer School started its’ work. This year our main partner is Fujian Normal University (Fuzhou, China). Students of this University arrived to Yoshkar-Ola.The Rector of the Volga Tech Viktor Shebashev greeted all participants of the Summer School. He noted that Summer School is an example of practical cooperation between Volga Tech and Chinese University and the result of Cooperation agreement between Volga Tech and Fujian Normal University reached during visit of delegation from Fuzhou in Volga Tech in May 2017. Most of Chinese participants study programme in the field of geography, ecology, economics and media. Volunteers and students of the Institute of Forestry and Nature Management take part at Summer School. The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence SUFEX at Volga Tech has developed a unique interdisciplinary educational program “Monitoring of Environment under Climate change: Methods and Technologie” for Summer School. During classes, the latest scientific developments of Volga Tech scientists will be presented for students, including the results of joint research with colleagues – experts of Fuzhou in the field of geoinformation technologies. As usual, program of Summer School includes classes on Russian language and culture, history of Russia and Russian-Chinese relations, as well as excursions along the tourist routes of Yoshkar-Ola and Republic of Mari El.