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Denmark - China

China is one of the world's strongest research and technology nations and has seen a rapid development in research and innovation in just a few decades.

China invests heavily both in research and technology development and in education and is today close to being the world's largest investor in research and development. The focus of Danish-Chinese cooperation is green energy, clean tech and life science.

China is an increasingly central player on the world knowledge map. The bilateral research and technology cooperation with China is based on a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) that was signed in 2007. In the same year, the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (UFM) also established an Innovation Centre in Shanghai.

China participates in various international programmes and organisations that can provide a framework for cooperation with Danish partners. This is particularly the case for Horizon Europe, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation for the years 2021-27. Innovation Fund Denmark conducts regular bilateral calls in cooperation with MOST.

Many Danish universities have both research and education collaborations and strategic cooperation agreements with Chinese partner institutions. In addition, in 2010, The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and all eight Danish universities entered into an education and research cooperation under the name Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC) with the Chinese Academy of Science and the University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS). The SDC is located north of Beijing.


Sune Kaur-Pedersen
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Email: spe@ufm.dk

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last modified June 23, 2024