University centre in Beijing marks unique Sino-Danish collaboration

When Her Majesty the Queen officially marked the commencement of the construction of the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research’s (SDC) new building in Beijing this weekend, it was an important milestone for the unique Sino-Danish initiative within education and research and an important symbol of the Sino-Danish friendship and collaboration.

“It is essential for Denmark’s competitiveness that Danish companies have access to qualified graduates with international experience. Research, education and talent development is developing rapidly in China, and the vision for The House of the Danish Industry Foundation is to create an attractive physical environment where education and collaboration with the business community can flourish”, says Sofie Carsten Nielsen, Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science.

The Danish Industry Foundation has donated DKK 99 million (approximately RMB 114 million) to SDC’s new building.

“The Foundation hopes that the Danish business community will become actively involved in the life in and around the House of the Danish Industry Foundation in China. This will ensure a close connection between Danish companies and the university by providing access to new knowledge, technology and highly educated graduates. This can support the general safeguarding of Danish companies’ interests in the Chinese market”, says Sten Scheibye, chairman of The Danish Industry Foundation.

Read more about the Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research here.