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The Fudan-European Centre for China Studies was established by Fudan University in 2013 in partnership with the University of Copenhagen. The Centre is a strategic initiative of Fudan University to meet the growing demand for a more nuanced and balanced understanding of China’s development and its global impacts by engaging with and advancing high-level China studies in Europe. As a centre seeking excellence in knowledge creation and transfer, it focuses on critical issues of Chinese politics, economics, society and culture through cross-disciplinary and comparative research.

The Centre promotes theory-driven, empirically grounded, policy-relevant research on China’s multi-faceted transformation in the context of globalization, marketization and urbanization. It covers five thematic research areas – (1) welfare and social policy, (2) governance and political development, (3) peace and conflict resolution, (4) innovation and economic sustainability, (5) identity and cultural dynamics – within which concrete collaborative initiatives will be developed. 

Our centre is committed to integrate and broaden academic resources on the thematic research areas identified above. It brings together leading experts and scholars, and builds active research communities through roundtable discussions, lecture series, topical conferences, a visiting scholar scheme as well as joint research.

Based on the platform for humanities and social sciences of Fudan University and embedded in our strategic partnership with the Nordic Institute of Asia Studies (NIAS), the University of Copenhagen and other European research agencies and institutes, the Centre is the focal point of a unique international network for knowledge innovation on China.

Fudan-European Centre for China Studies/NIAS
University of Copenhagen
Øster Farimagsgade 5
DK-1353 Copenhagen K


Chunrong Liu | Executive Vice Director | chun[email protected]

Geir Helgesen | Director | [email protected]

Kasper Ørntoft Thor | Executive Assistant | [email protected]

Tel: (+45) 3532 9500; Fax (+45) 3532 9549 |