Nordic Centre in Shanghai: opportunities

By Astri Kamsvåg

8 February 2019 14:19

Nordic Centre in Shanghai: opportunities

Here is an overview of the funding opportunities, deadlines, facilities, and activities that the Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai provides for you as a researcher at NHH and other researchers affiliated with the Centre's 27 member institutions.

This is a follow-up to the presentation at the town hall meeting on 6 February 2019 (download pdf or watch video).

Funding for research stays 

Nordic Centre provides funding for research stays in Shanghai for researchers at its Nordic member universities, and for Fudan scholars’ stays in the Nordic Region. You can apply for this “research platform funding” at any time by sending an email to the Nordic Centre programme manager at Please read the call for applications first for criteria plus application form.

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Services for visiting scholars

Nordic Centre has office spaces for visiting scholars from member universities, who come for stays of various durations. The centre helps putting visiting scholars in contact with relevant colleagues in China, gives practical help on relocating to Shanghai temporarily, and offers advice on a variety of circumstances that you need to be aware of when you want to collaborate with Chinese institutions and researchers.

Visiting scholars also get access to the academic resources of Fudan University, including access to online journals and the libraries of Nordic Centre and Fudan University. Please read our Handbook for Visiting Scholars for more detailed information.


If you are interested, Nordic Centre can also organise public lectures for you so that you can interact with local researchers, students, and others interested.

Seminars, workshops, conferences

The deadlines for funding for seminars, workshops and conferences are 20 March and 20 September every year. You can apply for funding of any amount between 2,000 and 7,000 euros to organise an academic event to be held at the Nordic Centre.
Priority is given to applications that involve researchers from more than one member institution. You can also apply for 20,000 euros to host the biannual conference in 2020, the deadline is 20 March 2019. All academic disciplines are eligible.
For practical details on academic events at the Nordic Centre, read our Handbook on Academic Events.

Courses for your students

Nordic Centre can tailor short courses in Shanghai within your academic field, in close cooperation with you – at whatever academic level, including PhD. Write to the Nordic Centre at any time with your ideas. The Centre also offers the two summer courses "Business and Innovation in China" and "Chinese Politics and Society", for which each member university is offered three places.  You can find information about how students at NHH can apply for admission into these summer courses here.

Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai website

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