About SDC

The overall aim of Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) is to promote and strengthen collaboration between Danish and Chinese learning environments and increase mobility of students and researchers between Denmark and China.

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Background

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.