Welcome to the opening of the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research’s new building. We will celebrate the opening with friends and colleagues, students and faculty, partners from the industry and the business community, from China and Denmark.

The new building is donated by the Danish Industry Foundation and designed by the renowned architechts Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter, Copenhagen.

The opening of the building is a milestone in the development of SDC. SDC was established in 2010, and in 2012 we launched the first Master’s programmes, and today more than 800 master’s students have been enrolled at SDC and more than 200 PhD fellows have been funded. The core of our activities is the Master’s programmes, but research and knowledge exchange activities grow fast. Hundreds of research papers have already been published because of cooperative efforts, and it is with great satisfaction for SDC that some of our faculty have won large competitive research grants.

The building will not only serve as a strong visual symbol of the academic activities, but also as a platform for the partnership. It will be the physical framework for SDC in the future.
The opening programme (24-26 September) will include a symposium, academic workshops, guided tours etc. – all culminating with the official opening on 25 September.

We look forward to seeing you all in our new facilities at UCAS’ Yanqihu Campus.

Wu Yueliang (吴岳良), Principal Director and Dean of SDC
Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Executive Director of SDC


24. September

8:15 – 09:00: Arrival and registration

9:00 – 12:00: Symposium “Internationalization and Globalization in Higher Education”
Keynote speakers:
Professor Yang Rui, University of Hong Kong
Director General Cao Jinghua, Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Executive Director Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Sino-Danish Center (SDC)

12:15 – 13:15: Lunch in UCAS International Conference Center

13:30 – 13:50: Brief report from the SDC Directors

14:00 – 17:00: Workshops

17:15 – 18:15: Conclusions from workshops

19:00 – 21:00: Dinner in UCAS International Conference Center

25. September
Opening Ceremony for the House of the Danish Industry Foundation

11.00 Arrival and registration (NB: Bring passport or picture ID!)
- Doors open 11.25 and will close 11.55. Please be ready 15 min. before doors open.

12.00-13.00 Inauguration Ceremony

13.15-14.15 Lunch

14.30-17.30 Optional afternoon program
                             a. Guided tours in the SDC building by SDC-staff
                             b. Guided tours of Yanqihu-campus by SDC-students
                             c. Guided walks to Yanqi-Lake
                             d. Rest in UCAS International Conference Center

18.30-20.00 Banquet dinner (dress code: business casual)
Program may be subject to change.

Please note, all participants must be able to identify themselves with passport or other ID.
26. September
Open House for the public

Visa for China

Please note, that there is compulsory visa requirement for Danish citizens travelling to China. You can read about visa for China and begin your application here:
You may also address questions regarding visa to SDC at


The easiest way to get from the Beijing International Airport to the Yanqihu campus is to take a taxi.

Always go to the official taxi queues. Do not go with the drivers in the airport greeting you with “taxi” signs. They will overcharge you for the ride. Therefore, just pass them and go to the official taxi queues outside the airport.

For instructions for the taxi driver you can give him the following sentence in Chinese:


In English:

Hello driver,
I have to go to the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Yanqihu campus, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

Driving instructions from Beijing - in Chinese:

Driving instructions from Beijing - in English:
Driving instructions: Take the G45 Da Guang expressway (大广高速) northeast. When you reach G111, keep left and get onto the Jingmi expressway (京密高速) towards Huairou. Stay on G111 and keep right to go onto Huidulu (会都路). Continue on G111 an keep right to get onto Jingjialu (京加路)and follow G111 for approximately 8 kilometres until you have the UCAS Yanqihu campus on your left.

Important addresses:

Chinese Academy of Sciences Yanqihu campus, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

SDC Building, Eastern Yanqihu campus, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 380 Huaibeizhuang, Huairou district, Beijing

UCAS International Conference Center
Yanqihu North Jingjia Road, University of
Chinese Academy of Sciences Yanqihu
Campus Zip: 101408
北京怀柔京加路雁栖湖北岸 中国科学院

Download map of the Yanqihu Campus
Yanqihu Campus Map

Accommodation at UCAS International Conference Center (ICC)

SDC offers to book rooms at the international conference center for those in need of accommodation.

Guests who would like to stay elsewhere are expected to arrange accommodation themselves.
Those participants who have booked rooms when they registered for the event have received automatically generated confirmations from Kongreskompagniet.

About ICC:
Check-in and check-out:
Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 in the basement of the main building where the reception is located. Breakfast vouchers are available at CNY 30 in the reception

If you have any questions regarding ICC please contact:

Facts about the building

The SDC building is a complete five story building of 10,896 m2, and on a daily basis it will be frequented by 200 Master’s students, PhD students, teachers and researchers, guests and staff in the:

• 20 apartments for teachers and researchers
• Lecture hall
• Lecture room
• 10 classrooms
• 8 group rooms
• 10 research offices
• 8 PhD offices
• 6 thesis offices
• 4 meeting rooms
• Lounges for students and teachers
• Common areas with study stations
• 4 administration offices
• Gym
• Canteen

Press contacts

Michael Bihlet
Communications Manager
Mobile: +45 30 45 37 25
CN Mobile: +86 137 1756 1653
Lonnie Høgh
Communications Manager
Phone: +45 87 15 25 98
Mobile: +45 93 50 85 05