Each fall semester, students at Fudan University can select Nordic Studies as one of their elective classes. Nordic Studies is taught by researchers from our member universities who specialize in various fields that give an insight into Nordic culture and societies, including such topics as the Nordic welfare state, Nordic cinema and literature, the history of the five countries and how they have related to each other historically, and more. Ultimately, the content of the course depends on the three organizing universities.
The course aims to familiarize students with the political, economic, legal, and social systems of the Nordic countries. Lecturers for the course come from different disciplines and provide students with varying perspectives to analyze Nordic societies and cultures.
This course is organized by one of the Nordic Centre’s member universities with contributions from two other member universities every year. It is taught on undergraduate level as a part of Fudan University’s liberal arts education and has run in its current format for one semester each autumn since 2011.
The course is announced in the spring before the semester ends and information will be made available through the normal course announcement channels at Fudan. It is only Fudan students who can participate. Expected number of participants: 30-40 (preferably third or fourth year undergraduate students). The course is taught in English, and therefore students are required to have a good command of both oral and written English.
The course awards two credits to registered students. From September to early December, there are 12 weeks of teaching (36 hours), two sessions each week.
Exam and Grading:
The final grade depends 30 % on taking part in class, and 70 % on the final paper, to submitted no later than January 15, 2018, to email@example.com
The word count should be at least 1,500 and at most 2,000, not including references or footnotes.
A paper-writing seminar will be held in December.
Demola Innovation Course
Demola Innovation Course
Nordic Centre, together with Fudan University launched a new course in Spring 2019, in collaboration with the Finnish co-creation platform Demola.
The course teaches students how to approach strategic foresight activities by working on a real-life case with a company representative from the Nordic region, in teams of company representatives and students from China and abroad. Program is professionally facilitated by Demola co-creation experts.
Schedule and location
Projects lasts 10weeks and will be launched every spring and autumn term.
You may contact Nordic Centre programme manager Magnus Jorem, firstname.lastname@example.org or Demola Shanghai program manager Nancy Lai, email@example.com
DATES FOR 2019 APPLICATION:
Deadline for applications:
Ask your university's international office
Deadline for universities submitting nominations:
31 March, 2019
Admission is confirmed by:
15 April, 2019
Course dates for Chinese Politics and Society:
June 27- July 10, 2019
Course dates for Business and Innovation in China:
July 12- July 25, 2019
Every summer, Nordic Centre organizes two summer courses, each lasting two weeks and featuring a mix of lectures and excursions to professional environments such as consulates and company headquarters.
The courses are for students at member universities of Nordic Centre only; each university is allocated three places in total, and for these three the courses are tuition free.
However, the students must cover their own travel and accommodation, and pay an 800 RMB participation fee to cover participation in certain activities.
You can apply by contacting the international office (or similar unit) at your home university, if your university is a member. The Chinese Politics and Society course is intended for undergrad students (bachelor's level), while the Business and Innovation in China course is for postgrad students (master's level). You can apply to either course regardless of your major, but the difficulty of the course will naturally be higher if you are not already somewhat acquainted with the academic field at hand.
Each member university is allocated three places in total at these courses, which have a total of about 35 participants each. There is no tuition fee, but participating students must pay 800 RMB in a participation fee to cover various expenses, plus their own travel and accommodation. Upon completion of a paper after the course, students are granted 5 ECTS academic credits.
Member institutions are responsible for handling applications for their own students, and must submit their chosen candidates to Nordic Centre by mid-March of that calendar year.
If you wish to help spread word of these courses at your university, you can use the course presentations linked to above.
Want to organize an academic trip to Shanghai for your students, researchers, or other staff members? Nordic Centre regularly puts together course programmes for our member universities, in close collaboration with academic staff from those institutions.
Our services include:
- Creating programmes in cooperation with the member university