to Jul 26

Summer Course: Business and Innovation in China

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.

Main instructor, 2018: Dmitrij Slepniov, Aalborg University
Besides lectures from the main instructor, you will interact with a range of different business people and academics.

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to Jul 11

Summer Course: Chinese Politics and Society

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.

Main instructor, 2018: Kaisa Kantola, University of Helsinki
Besides the main instructor, you will interact with a range of other academics and professionals during the course

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2:30 PM14:30

Norwegian Education and Research Delegation, Welfare Challenges: Chinese and Norwegian Outlooks


Welfare Challenges: Chinese and Norwegian Outlooks

Venue: Nordic Centre, Room 101
Time: 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Organizing institutions: University of Bergen, Fudan University/Nordic Centre, Sino-Nordic Welfare Research network (SNoW)/University of Bergen

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Magnus Jorem, Programme Manager, Nordic Centre, Fudan University;
Jing Yijia, Fudan University, Professor of Public Administration; Associate Dean of the School of International Relations and Public Affairs; Director of the Center for Collaborative Governance Research

“Gerontology innovation and smart senior care””
Chen Honglin, Fudan University, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair of Department of Social Work
 “The ageing population and innovation in elderly care in Norway”
Karen Christensen, University of Bergen, Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
“A comparative outlook on innovation in elderly care”
Lin Ka, Zhejiang University, Professor, College of Public Administration; Deputy Director, Center of European Studies
“Who should pay and deliver? Changing expectations towards state and non-state actors in social security and service provision - Chinese and comparative perspectives”
Hans Jørgen Gåsemyr, University of Bergen, Post-doc, Department of Comparative Politics
Affiliated Senior Researcher, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
“Social transformation, welfare institutions and welfare governance in China”
Ren Yuan, Fudan University, Professor of Demography and Urban Studies; School of Social Development and Public Policy; Vice Director and General Secretary, Fudan University Yangtze River Delta Institute; Deputy Director, Institute of Population Research; Vice Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies.
“Sustainability of health care provision in an ageing Norwegian population”
Jan Erik Askildsen, University of Bergen, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics; Dean of the Faculty of  Social Sciences
“Sino-Nordic Cross-Disciplinary Platform for Comparative Welfare Research”
Stein Kuhnle, University of Bergen, Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Comparative Politics.

*The event will be held in English

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Gender Equality: Politics & Policies in the Nordic countries
1:00 PM13:00

Gender Equality: Politics & Policies in the Nordic countries

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Four public lectures on gender-themed topics. It is possible to attend individual lectures.

Descriptions of the presentations:

Hanne Marlene Dahl: Elderly care in the Nordic welfare states in neo-liberal times
The Nordic welfare states (NWS) and their model of elderly care provision will be introduced, as well as its relationship to state feminism and how transnational discourses on neo-liberalism have been translated into this context. Despite their commitment to (gender) equality, gender issues continue to be a topic in relation to elderly care in the NWS regarding the recognition of care work and professional care.

Desiree Enlund: Defending women’s right to healthcare and decent working conditions in Västernorrland, northern Sweden
The post-2008 era has seen a variety of protests and resistances against economic restructuring and increasing inequalities across Western Europe. In Sweden protests around a restructured housing market and gentrification has taken centerpiece in the literature. This case study considers the role of place history in the political mobilization that have gathered momentum over the past three years in the county of Västernorrland, northern Sweden, in response to the restructuring of the public healthcare services, affecting the maternity ward and emergency care at one of three hospitals.

Anna Karlsdottir: Gender Equality in labour market policies and practices
Women’s equality as part of the labour market in the Nordic countries rests on policies with an ethos of welfare. High employment rate is not least achieved through the high ratio of women’s participation in the labour market and the parental leave policies practiced in all of the different Nordic countries. This presentation will focus on women´s role in the labour markets across the Nordic countries from statistics and maps recently published in Nordic Council of Ministers State of the Nordic Region 2018. 

Lene Myong: The Politics of Transnational Adoption Migration in Denmark
This lecture will examine public debates around transnational adoption beginning in the early 1960s and onwards. Pro-adoption discourses and the interests of adopters dominated the debates until the 1990s when adult adoptees began to form communities of their own and voice criticism of the conditions facing adoptees of color in Denmark. Today transnational adoption continues to command support across the political spectrum but in recent years politicized adoptees have worked to assemble critical interventions that seek to undermine the moral legitimacy of transnational adoption and imagine a world where other forms of care arrangements are valued.

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Classical Concert with Eszter Haffner from The Royal Danish Academy of Music
5:30 PM17:30

Classical Concert with Eszter Haffner from The Royal Danish Academy of Music

 Registration required:  https://www.wjx.top/jq/21921087.aspx   Monday April 16  5:30 - 7:00 PM  2/F auditorium, Li Da San Building School of Management, Fudan University  Free entry

Registration required: https://www.wjx.top/jq/21921087.aspx

Monday April 16
5:30 - 7:00 PM

2/F auditorium, Li Da San Building
School of Management, Fudan University

Free entry

About the Royal Danish Academy of Music 丹麦皇家音乐学院简介

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is a power centre in the classical music world, representing the highest international level and compares to and cooperates with a number of the foremost music academies in the world. The academy offers study programmes within music and music pedagogy at the highest level, taught by a corps of teachers, numbering several of the greatest names in music, including many international capacities affiliated as guest professors. The study environment is very international and is characterized by a healthy competition accentuated interaction between the students, Danish as well as international.


The academy offers a wide selection of study programmes at bachelor, master and advanced postgraduate soloist level aiming at employment as musicians, organists, composers, music teachers, tonmeisters or other employment possibilities within the music world. The advanced postgraduate programmes improve the students' level to the highest possible as soloists, opera singers, composers or conductors.

As a metropolitan academy RDAM has a comprehensive network of collaborators that in a decisive manner enriches the study programmes as well as all other activities. Internationally the academy co-operates with leading academies in Europe, USA and China and on the national scene the collaboration includes the other artistic educational institutions under the Ministry of Culture and several leading universities. 

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9:00 AM09:00

Eating, wellbeing, and nutrition in ageing societies


Food4Growth Conference会议

Eating, wellbeing & nutrition in ageing societies


Nordic & Chinese perspectives
Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai April 16, 2018

9:00 – 16:00

Organised by
Aalborg University, University of Eastern Finland, Fudan University, Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai & Nordic Centre at Fudan

2018年4月16日 9:00-16:00 复旦大学北欧中心

丹麦奥尔堡大学 东芬兰大学 复旦大学 丹麦创新中心 复旦大学北欧中心 联合主办

Register as an audience here, participation is free of charge.

Note: Please turn off your VPN during registration.



Human life expectancy has increased dramatically over the past centuries. Today we can expect to live nearly 50 years more than in the 18the century. Better public health, better food safety, food security and diet are some of the main causes for the populations living longer and this is a challenge in particular in developed countries both for families and for the healthcare system. This conference addresses the challenge and presents different approaches from China and the Nordic countries. It builds on the long-lasting cooperation between the two regions within the food and nutritional care in the framework of Food4Growth. It gives forecasts of the nature of the challenge and solutions that can address the challenge. It outlines solutions that we have identified to be the most challenging. The conference takes a closer look at the Nordic approach in relation to how eating, nutrition and food service can be dealt with in ageing societies in order to secure safe, nutritious, healthy and liveable eating solutions. It presents some of the promising results from the last decades of R&D in Denmark and China.



MORNING SESSION: 9:00 – 12:45 上午日程:9:00 - 12:45

09:00-09:20 Official opening and welcome address 会议开幕及欢迎致辞:
Consul General Nicolai Prytz, Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai & Magnus Jorem, Programme Manager, Nordic Centre at Fudan
丹麦(上海)创新中心 Nicolai Prytz 总领事;复旦大学北欧中心项目经理周迈先生

Nutritional care and support – what are the problems

09:20-09:40 Malnutrition in the elderly – what do we know 老年群体中营养不良问题的探究 Professor Jianqin Sun, Huadong Hospital at Fudan University
复旦大学附属华东医院 孙建琴教授 

09:40-10:00 Living and eating in dementia care – insights from China 从中国视角看老年痴呆患者人群看护中的起居及膳食
Anna Birthe Bach, Director of internal training, Jiayi Senior Care. 
佳怡(音译)养老院内部培训总监 Anne Birte Bach 

10:00-10:15 Break 茶歇

The Nordic perspectives 北欧视角:

10:15-10:35 How digital welfare support technologies can remedy undernutrition  – case insights from DIMS and NutriDia programs 数字福利支持科技如何助力改善营养不良——以药品信息管理系统和NutriDia为例
Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Dept of Learning & Philosophy, professor Aalborg University
奥尔堡大学认知心理学系 Bent Egberg Mikkelsen教授

10:35-10:55 Human resources for nutritional support – the region North experience in the field of nursing. The physical surroundings, assistant feeding, aspects and dilemmas. 配套环境,辅助进食等方面的困境 营养支持中的人力资源管理——以丹麦北部护理行业为例
Pernille Kronriis, B.Sc. Nutrition and Health and Bent Fuglsbjerg, Head of department, M.Sc. SOSU North, Aalborg
北丹麦大学学院 营养与健康专业学士 Pernille Kronriis 和院长 Bent Fuglsbjerg

10:55-11:20 Facilitating learning and change in health care institutions 健康保障机构内部如何持续学习和改进
Professor Kristian Larsen, Aalborg University
奥尔堡大学 Kristian Larsen 教授

Chinese perspectives 中国视角:

11:20-11:40 Why is it important to monitor intake among hospital patients? Case of Zhongshan Hospital 监控住院病人饮食摄入量的重要性——以复旦大学附属中山医院为例 
Gengsheng He, Professor, Fudan University
复旦大学 何更生教授 

11:40-12:00 Assisted and independent senior living in China – how to handle food and eating.从食品和饮食角度看中国需要辅助及独立生活老年人生活
Ulla Lindegaard Hjorth, Yiheyuan Nursing & Senior home
上海颐和苑老年之家 Ulla Lindegaard Hjorth

LUNCH BREAK: 12:15 – 13:30 午餐
Invited by Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai 由丹麦创新中心赞助



下午日程 13:30-15:00 起居及饮食(小组讨论形式)

Visit the 5 concurrent group break out stations and get more insight and a face to face talk with the moderator at each booth. Take a look the posters and hear some thoughts on what the Nordic model can offer within the different themes. We will take notes on the discussions and provide a summary in the plenary session.

Break out station 1: Digital Welfare technology for dietary assessment & monitoring. Bent Egberg Mikkelsen. Dept. of Learning & Philosophy, Aalborg University
奥尔堡大学 Bent Egberg Mikkelsen

Break out station 2: Sensory stimulation in the field of nutrition & eating and the use of welfare technology in the field of nutrition & eating.  Pernille Kronriis, SOSU Nord
北丹麦大学学院Pernille Kronriis

Break out station 3: Managing change and learning in professional settings in health care Kristian Larsen, Professor, Dept of Learning & Philosophy, Aalborg University
奥尔堡大学,学习与哲学系,Kristian Larsen教授

15:30-16:00 PLENARY SESSION: CONCLUSION, NEXT STEPS and WRAP UP 全体大会:下一步计划和致闭幕辞:
Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Professor Jianqin Sun and Professor Gengsheng He.
Bent Egberg Mikkelsen 教授,孙建琴教授,何更生教授。

16:00 CLOSURE 会议圆满落幕

*Read a recent project by one of the main organizers here: The Aalborg model tackling nutritional challenges at hospital


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Sino-Nordic Seminar on Sustainable Food Systems and Food Waste
to Jan 14

Sino-Nordic Seminar on Sustainable Food Systems and Food Waste

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Background and aim of the seminar

Food losses and food waste (FLW) has become a worldwide concern in recent years and is widely identified as a key barrier to global sustainability. Consequently, reduction of FLW emerges as a priority on the global and national political agenda. Like in other fields of environmental sustainability, Nordic countries are the frontrunner in food waste reduction and related research. For example, a recent review 1 shows that Sweden and Finland are the 3rd and 5th in terms of the number of publications in food waste quantification and Norway and Denmark are quite active as well.

The rising food waste in China, the world’s most populous and largest developing economy, deserves a closer look due to its significant impact on the global food market, resources use, and emissions. In recent years, consumer food waste increases rapidly and repeatedly pops up in public debates on food security, human health, and waste management in China. Thus there are huge potentials for China to learn from the experience of food waste research and reduction in the Nordic countries.

This seminar is funded and hosted by the Nordic Centre in Shanghai, China and Fudan University. We aim to bring together active researchers and stakeholders from the Nordic countries and China in the field of sustainable food systems and food waste to share experience and discuss potential directions of collaboration. We will include researchers, practitioners, industry, governmental agencies, NGOs, and media representative to have a holistic perspective and maximize the impacts.


Seminar organizer:

  • Gang Liu, University of Southern Denmark

  • Magnus Jorem, Nordic Centre, Fudan University

  • Yutao Wang, Fudan University, China


Sessions and Speakers:

1. Food-waste quantification and management and a panel discussion on “Towards SDG 12.3: Nordic vs China”

Karin Östergren: Food waste quantification and management in EU and Sweden (RISE, Sweden, and Lund University)

Gang Liu: Food loss and food waste in China: A first estimate (University of Southern Denmark)

Ting Chen: Research on the safety of food waste used as animal feed (Zhejiang Gongshang University)

Marie Harder: Systematic studies of how to optimize food waste recycling in urban communities (Fudan University)

Changjun Li: Which motivation can domain residents’ food waste sorting behavior in a long-term economic incentive program - An experimental explanatory case study (Fudan University)

Yuping Wang: Residents’ role recognition in community food waste sorting programme - A case study of 15 communities in Shanghai (Fudan University)

2. Sustainable food production and consumption

Yajie Liu: Sustainable seafood production: loss, cost and solution (Norwegian University of Science and Technology and University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway)

Lingen Wang: Field survey on food consumption and waste of rural family in Shandong province, China (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Jinru Liu: Life cycle assessment of Chinese urban household consumption (Research Center for EcoEnvironmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Huijuan Dong: Revealing carbon footprint of China’s household consumption (Shanghai Jiaotong University)

3. Food-energy-water nexus

Ming Xu: Urban food-energy-water nexus: A material and energy flow perspective (University of Michigan)

Lixiao Zhang: Food-energy-water nexus in China (Beijing Normal University)

Chao Zhang: Water stress induced by thermoelectric power generation in China (Tongji University)

Mingxing Sun: Circular Economy transition in Bioresource industry: implications in pulp and paper industry (Tsinghua University)

4. Sustainable nutrient management

Xin Liu: Sustainable phosphorus management in China (Nanjing University)

Jiechen Wu: Managing phosphorus flows in urban areas: case studies in Stockholm, Sweden (China Agricultural University)

Weiqiang Chen: Anthropogenic Cycles of Arsenic in Mainland China: 1990-2010 (Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Jinhua Guo: Where has China’s rice gone? (Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)


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6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Centre Christmas Party

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'Tis the Yuletide season, a time to get together for festivities merry and gay -- the Nordic way. On Friday, December 15, you are welcome to Nordic Centre's Christmas extravaganza, featuring a gender-neutral Santa Claus, gingerbread cookies from IKEA and other seasonal delights, steaming hot gløgg, Christmas techno, and lots of swanky academics, all in a spooky yet cozy candle-lit atmosphere. Free entrance, free snacks and soft drinks, gløgg 5 RMB, beer 5 RMB, everyone welcome, but please sign up using the QR code below:

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Time: Friday, December 15, 18:00

Place: Nordic Centre lobby, Fudan University, see nordiccentre.net/find-us for specific location on campus

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1:00 PM13:00

Screening of 'Tongue Cutter' a documentary by Solveig Melkeraaen

On Monday December 4, at 13:00, the Nordic Centre will show the documentary 'Tongue Cutter' (2017) directed by Solveig Melkeraaen. The documentary follows young Norwegian children who work as cod tongue cutters in Northern Norway. After the screening there will be a Q&A session with Solveig Melkeraaen, a rare chance for the audience to get to know more about the documentary and the director's thoughts behind it.

See documentary trailer here.

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to Oct 27

Exotic Transitions in ions (ExTra)

On the 26th-27th of October the Nordic Centre is proud to host the international workshop 'Exotic Transitions in ions (ExTra)', held by Baoren Wei, Tomas Brage and Roger Hutton.

Exotic processes are important in diagnostics of e.g. plasma, but also as probes of our theoretical models for different ions. They are often associated with long-lived ionic states, which require new and innovative experimental techniques, or are unexpected from standard models, which require a thorough theoretical investigation. This workshop is intended to be a meeting place for different researchers in the very diverse field of Exotic Transitions.

Topics of interest

Hyperfine induced and magnetic-field induced transitions. Long-lived states in ions. Transitions in negative ions, Forbidden and unexpected transitions. Atomic/nuclear interface.

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to Oct 25



24 - 25 OCTOBER 2017


The Sino-Finnish Research Days organizers bid you a warm welcome to this years Sino-Finnish Research Days!

The purpose of the two-day conference is providing a platform in which Finnish and Chinese researchers can exchange current information on topics of mutual interest. This year Finnish researchers from the top of their field have been invited to present current research within the topics:

  • Children and Youth
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Public Health

All events take place at Nordic Centre unless otherwise noted. The event is free of charge for all interested audience. The programme for both days is as follows:


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11:30 AM11:30

Nordic Education Fair 复旦大学北欧交流日

Welcome to the Nordic Education Fair 2017!


This is your chance to meet university representatives and learn about your opportunities studying at universities in the five Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - as an exchange student, as a master's student as a PhD, or in other kinds of programs.

On Sunday, October 22, representatives of 20 Nordic universities will be present at Guanghua Student Plaza, Fudan University, to meet potential students and provide information on their education programs and scholarships, within all kinds of academic disciplines. At a number of these universities, tuition fees are completely covered by the state, and there are additional opportunities for living grants. 

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Free pizza and milk tea will be provided. We will have a lucky draw, if you register you'll have a higher chance of winning! To register please see the QR code below. The event is free and open to all!

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