About SDC

SDC is a partnership between all eight Danish universities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).

SDC’s activities include Danish-Chinese research collaboration within five selected focus areas, seven affiliated Master’s programmes with an annual intake of approximately 150 master’s students and training of a large number of PhD students.

The overall objective is to promote and strengthen collaboration between Danish and Chinese learning environments and increase mobility of students and researchers between Denmark and China.

Sino-Danish Center is located at UCAS' Yanqihu Campus north of Beijing.

SDC, Chinese Office

The office provides a range of administrative services for the students and is responsible for the study and examination administration.

The office is located at UCAS’ Yanqihu campus.

Sino-Danish Center
Eastern Yanqihu campus
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

In Chinese:



Wu Yueliang (吴岳良)
Principal Director and Dean of SDC
Office: +86 106 255 5058
Hu Zhengyi (胡正义)
Executive Vice Dean of SDC
Office: +86 106 254 0047
Yin Youwei (殷有薇)
Enrollment Officer
Office: +86 108 268 0004
Responsibilities: Enrollment of Chinese students and registration of Chinese supervisors
Yang Lingnan (杨岭楠)
Administrative Officer
Office: +86 108 825 6107
Responsibilities: International affairs, invitation letter applications and SDC building affairs
Wang Xin (王昕)
Academic Officer
Office: +86 106 253 1154
Responsibilities: International students affairs
Qin Yihong (秦奕鸿)
Academic Officer
Office: +86 1581 0056 809
Responsibilities: administration, bookings, work visa, external examiner payment
Lu Ying (陆莹)
Academic Officer
Office: +86 1581 1558 630
Responsibilities: teaching affairs, excursions, credit transfer, transcripts and payment of CAS and external curricula teachers.
Xu Rong (徐荣)
Academic Officer
Office: +86 1850 1362 920
Responsibilities: Secretary for scientific research and enterprise cooperation
Søren Walbum Høst
Academic Officer
Mobile: +45 21 34 56 17
Responsibilities: Building Manager
Thomas Lykke Pedersen
Study Administrator
Mobile: +86 188 0122 1635
Responsibilities: Master's programmes, SDC administration in China
Mette Westphal Work Frederiksen
Study Administrator
Mobile: +
Responsibilities: Study Administration
Mark Hording
Study Administrator
Mobile: +
Responsibilities: Master's programmes, SDC administration in China

SDC, Danish Office

The office coordinates Danish SDC activities and cooperates closely with the Chinese SDC office on the development of SDC.

The office is located on the campus of Aarhus University.

Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research
Niels Jensens Vej 2, Building 1190
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 87 15 25 97 or +45 87 15 25 94


Morten Laugesen
Executive Director
Office: +45 87 15 25 96
Mobile: +45 5114 1460
Mobile: +86 156 010 02363
Gert Ejaas Jørgensen
Chief Consultant
Office: +45 87 15 32 24
Mobile: +45 20 61 13 40
Responsibilities: Master's and Ph.D. programmes
Annette Andersen
Academic Officer
Office: +45 87 15 25 94
Responsibilities: Administration, Ph.D. and research funding
Lonnie Høgh
Communications Officer
Office: +45 87 15 25 98
Mobile: +45 93 50 85 05
Responsibilities: Communication and marketing
Michael Havgaard Bihlet
Communications Officer
Mobile: +45 30 45 37 25
Mobile: ‭‭+86 137 175 61653
Responsibilities: Communication and marketing
Anne Dorte Harbjerg Wieben
Recruitment Officer
Office: +45 87 15 32 28
Mobile: +45 25 56 36 53
Responsibilities: Student Recruitment, Admission to Master's Programmes
Kristian Vork Jensen
Academic Officer
Office: +45 87 15 25 97
Mobile: + 45 40 75 84 22
Responsibilities: Quality Assurance
Mette Kjems Dyring
Student Assistant

Joint Managerial Committee

The committee is the supreme decision making body of SDC and responsible for SDC's long-term development. Currently it has four members from China and five members from Denmark (appointed for a period of five years).
The committee includes representatives from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Danish universities and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The committee convenes once a year.


Ding Zhongli,
President, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Cao Jianlin,
Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology

Wang Yanfen,
Vice President, UCAS

Chen Lin,
Director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, CAS

Agnete Gersing
Permanent Secretary, Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

Brian Bech Nielsen,
Rector, Aarhus University

Mads Lebech,
CEO, Danish Industry Foundation

Ralf Hemmingsen,
Former Rector, University of Copenhagen

Martin Bendsøe,
Professor, Technical University of Denmark

The Danish Board of the SDC

The Danish Board consists of eight members representing all Danish universities. Members are appointed for a four-year period.


Chairman Brian Bech Nielsen,
Rector, Aarhus University

Deputy Chairman
Thomas Bjørnholm
Prorector, University of Copenhagen

Inger Askehave
Prorector, Aalborg University

Peter Kjær
Prorector, Roskilde University

Jørgen Staunstrup
Former provost, the IT University

Martin Zachariasen
Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Philip John Binning
Senior Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs
Technical University of Denmark


Eight Danish universities have teamed up and bring in strong Danish competences within natural sciences and social sciences. Each Master’s programme is anchored at a Danish university.



The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is China’s largest research institution in science, technology and high-tech innovation. CAS comprises more than 100 research institutes located in all parts of China with a total of almost 70,000 staff members.

Since its founding in 1949, CAS has been the most significant contributor to China’s scientific progress. Today, the organisation serves as China’s foremost science and technology advisory body to the Chinese government.

Many CAS institutes play an important role in SDC’s educational activities, including Institute of Process Engineering (Chemical and Biochemical Engineering); Institute of Biophysics (Neuroscience and Neuroimaging); Institute of Chemistry (Nanoscience and Technology); Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology (Water and Environment); Beijing Institute of Genomics (Omics); and many more.

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) is a university under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It is located in Beijing where it operates four campuses, including Yanqihu-campus north of Beijing where SDC’s educational activities will take place from September 2017.

Since its establishment in 1978, UCAS has mainly focused on graduate education and it is China’s largest graduate institution with more than 45,000 enrolled students, including 22,300 PhD students and 22,200 Master’s students. In 2012, UCAS opened its doors for undergraduate students for the first time.

The university is widely recognised as one of the top universities in China. As UCAS is run by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the students have access to the cutting-edge research facilities in China during their research training and dissertation work at the CAS institutes.