Regional Centres


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 Higher Education and Science, 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.

Sino-Danish Center is currently located in the center of Beijing and from 2017, it will be located at The House of the Danish Industry Foundation located on UCAS' Yanqihu Campus in Huairou District, 60 km northeast of Beijing city center.

SDC in Beijing offers seven unique Master's Programmes jointly developed by Danish and Chinese research environments:

More than 50 PhD students are financed through SDC funding. 

Nordic Centre - Fudan

Aarhus University holds a collaboration agreement with the prestigious Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The partnership covers student- and staff exchange and academic collaboration.

Aarhus University is a member of the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in China. The objective of the Nordic Centre is to foster mutual understanding between Nordic countries and China through the support of Nordic and Chinese students and researchers so that they can obtain a deeper mutual understanding and knowledge of language, culture and society. This is achieved through exchange programmes, seminars, summer school and research collaboration.

23 Nordic member universities from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden along with Fudan University constitute the Nordic Center.

How may AU-researchers use Nordic Centre FUDAN?
Nordic Centre FUDAN supplies both planning resources, financial resources and offers a working place to researchers from member universities who wish to set up conferences and seminars at Nordic Centre FUDAN.
Researchers may also apply for one-month fellowships at FUDAN University. Apply with the Nordic Centre Coordinator. Learn more

Download the handbook for visiting scholars at the Nordic Centre in Shanghai

Download a one-pager about opportunities for researchers at Nordic Centre in Shanghai

Nordic Centre, Fudan University

220 Handan Road
Shanghai 200433

Nordic Centre - India

Nordic Centre India is a network of 22 Nordic universities and institutions with research and education interests in India and Southeast Asia. There is an NCI office in one of the Nordic member universities as well as an office and a small Guest House in New Delhi.

Nordic Centre India offers targeted courses to Nordic university students both as short summer programs and semester stays. The courses are taught in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai. NCI assists in obtaining researchers permit both from the Nordic office and from the office in Delhi.

Particularly for AU staff and students:

Staff from member universities enjoy priority in the use of the facilities in New Delhi. Students from member universities enjoy priority to participate in the courses in India. NCI only assist researchers from member universities.

Current activities include:

  • The establishment of a joint language program for BA Hindi students in a number of NCI member universities
  • The establishment of joint MA courses for students in NCI member universities


SANORD is the South African-Nordic Centre promoting dynamic multilateral cooperation between research institutions. SANORD is a non-profit, membership organization of institutions of higher education and research, committed to advancing strategic, multilateral academic collaboration between institutions in the Nordic and the Southern African regions, as they seek to address new local and global challenges of innovation and development. Its activities are based on the relationships of trust built up between the regions over many years.

The Southern African-Nordic Centre is a partnership of 23 research-based higher education institutions from Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Malawi, Zambia and South Africa.