Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research

Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research is a joint research and education project between eight Danish universities, The Ministry for Science, Innovation and Higher Education, University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Aim
The aim for SDC is to make a joint platform to create cooperation between Danish and Chinese research and education environments.
SDC wants to:
  • Increase student mobility
  • Promote Danish-Chinese cooperation on scientific and technological development
  • Increase networks and cultural understanding between Denmark and China
  • Combine the two countries competencies within learning traditions and research environment
  • Enable mutual beneficial interaction between universities and private companies

Initiatives
SDC offers Master and PhD Programmes to both Chinese and Danish students. You can read more about the Programmes in the box to the right.

SDC focus on research within areas that have advantage for societal challenges. Furthermore there is focus on connecting students and companies through, among other things, incorporating internships in the educations.

The research activities of SDC are divided into 5 areas:

  • Water and sustainable Environment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Nanoscience and- technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Organization
The decision-making authority of SDC is the Joint Managerial Committee, which consist of 10 representatives divided between Denmark and China.

On a daily base SDC is run by two managing directors; one Danish and one Chinese. The managing directors are appointed by the committee. Furthermore SDC has two administrative units – one in Denmark and one in China.