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, Technology and Innovation, the Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS) 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.
The Sino-Danish Center initiates and facilitates research within renewable energy and water & environment among other areas. Furthermore SDC will be located in a brand new sustainable building funded by the Danish Industry Foundation.
In 2008, the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation published a Strategy for Collaboration between Denmark and China in the fields of Research, Education and Knowledge. An outcome of the strategy was the creation of a Sino-Danish University Center in China.
The Sino-Danish Center will be fully operational in March 2013. It will accommodate 100 researchers from both countries and offer high quality master programmes to 300 master students as well as PhD training programmes to 75 PhD students.