The Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) is a joint project on education and research between the eight Danish universities, the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education, the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The overall aim of SDC is to promote and strengthen collaboration between Danish and Chinese research and learning environments for the benefit of both countries.
In 2008, the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation published its Knowledge-based Strategy for Collaboration between Denmark and China in the fields of Research, Education and Knowledge . An important outcome of the strategy was the creation of a Sino-Danish University Center in China.
The university center should be a platform for research
collaboration within areas of high relevance to future development
of both Chinese and Danish society. In May 2008, a Danish
delegation visited several Chinese universities with the purpose of
identifying a strong partner.
Based on a series of negotiations during 2008, the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation and Danish Universities decided to develop a Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) in partnership with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).
Sino-Danish Center is located at UCAS' Zhongguancun Campus, centrally located in Beijing.