Danish-Chinese research centers

Description

In collaboration with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the DNRF established a joint program that funded Danish-Chinese research centers. This cooperative effort was established in 2005 and, since 2008, has given rise to 10 Danish-Chinese research centers.

The centers were established within four research areas: two centers in cancer research, established in 2008 and 2009; three centers in nanotechnology in 2009; two centers in renewable energy in 2010; and three centers in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in 2011.

The idea behind the program was to establish new contact between leading researchers from China and Denmark. The program aimed at launching initiatives that supported cooperative efforts that resulted in excellent Danish-Chinese research.

  • Background

    The collaborative relationship between the DNRF and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) was established in 2005. The objective was to promote collaboration between Chinese and Danish research groups within the life sciences, natural sciences, and technical sciences.

     

    The DNRF and the NSFC identified a range of common interests for joint calls. The NSFC considered it crucial that cooperation be established within research areas in which Denmark was particularly strong. The DNRF considered it crucial that the proposed projects and the researchers involved in them meet high international standards and that the proposed projects lead to significant synergies and add value to the collaboration.

     

    The foundations have conducted four symposia based on four themes. The first two symposia were held in Beijing and the final two in Copenhagen.

     

    The four themes were:

    • Cancer research
    • Nanotechnology
    • Renewable energy
    • Information and communication technology (ICT)

     

    The symposia were aimed at investigating the potential for increased and stronger cooperation between Denmark and China and, at the same time, contributing to the government’s aim of establishing stronger ties with China.

     

    All four symposia have resulted in joint proposals for establishing Danish-Chinese research centers and have given rise to 10 Danish-Chinese research centers.

  • Centers established in 2010/2011

    Danish-Chinese Center for Intermediate Temperature Proton Conducting Systems
    Danish leader: Professor Niels J. Bjerrum
    Chinese leader: Professor Wei Xing
    Danish institution: Technical University of Denmark
    Chinese institution: Green Chemistry and Process Laboratory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

     

    Danish-Chinese Center for Organic-based photovoltaic cells with morphology control
    Danish leader: Professor Frederik C. Krebs
    Chinese leader: Professor Hongzheng Chen
    Danish institution: Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, DTU
    Chinese institution: Department of Polymer Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University

     

    Danish-Chinese Center for IDEA4CPS: Foundations for Cyber-Physical Systems
    Danish leader: Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen
    Chinese leader: Professor Huibiao Zhu
    Danish institution: Aalborg University
    Chinese institution: East China Normal University

     

    Danish-Chinese Center for Applications of Algebraic Geometry in Coding Theory and Cryptography
    Danish leader: Professor Tom Høholdt
    Chinese leader: Professor Hao Chen
    Danish institution: DTU Mathematics
    Chinese institution: East China Normal University

     

    Danish-Chinese Center for the Theory of Interactive Computation
    Danish leader: Professor Peter Bro Miltersen
    Chinese leader: Professor Andrew Chi-Chih Yao
    Danish institution: Aarhus University
    Chinese institution: ITCS, Tsinghua University

  • Centers established in 2008/2009

    Dansk-Kinesisk Center for Proteaser og Cancer
    Dansk leder: Professor Peter A. Andreasen
    Kinesisk leder: Professor Mingdong Huang
    Institution i DK: Aarhus Universitet
    Institution i Kina: Chinese Academy of Sciences

     

    Dansk-Kinesisk Center for Molekylære Nanostrukturer på Overflader
    Dansk leder: Professor Flemming Besenbacher
    Kinesisk leder: Professor Chen Wang
    Institution i DK: Aarhus Universitet
    Institution i Kina: National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

     

    Dansk-Kinesisk Center for Molekylær Nano-Elektronik
    Dansk leder: Professor Thomas Bjørnholm
    Kinesisk leder: Professor Yunqi Liu
    Institution i DK: Københavns Universitet
    Institution i Kina: Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences

     

    Dansk-Kinesisk Center for Nanometaller
    Dansk leder: Dr. Techn. Dorte Juul Jensen
    Kinesisk leder: Professor Ke Lu
    Institution i DK: Risø Nationallaboratorium, DTU
    Institution i Kina: Institute of Metals Research i Shenyang

     

    Dansk-Kinesisk Center for Brystkræftforskning
    Dansk leder: Professor Nils Brünner
    Kinesisk leder: Professor Huanming Yang
    Institution i DK: Københavns Universitet
    Institution i Kina: Chinese Academy of Science