Research stays and seminars in Shanghai

Research stays and seminars in Shanghai

Hanken is a member of the Nordic Centre Fudan University in Shanghai, Read the short summary of the services offered to Hanken faculty and doctoral students by the Centre.

If you have questions or if you intend to apply, please contact Maj-Britt Hedvall,

Funding for research stays (no deadline)

Nordic Centre provides funding for research stays in Shanghai for researchers at the Nordic member universities, and for Fudan scholars’ stays in the Nordic Region. You can apply for this “research platform funding” at any time by sending an email to the Nordic Centre programme manager at Please read the call for applications first for criteria plus application form;

Services for visiting scholars

Nordic Centre has office spaces for visiting scholars from member universities, who come for stays of various durations. We help put visiting scholars in contact with relevant colleagues in China, give practical help on relocating here temporarily, and offer advice on a variety of circumstances to be aware of. Visiting scholars also get access to the academic resources of Fudan University, including access to online journals and the libraries of Nordic Centre and Fudan University. Please read our Handbook for Visiting Scholars for more detailed information on If you are interested, we can also organize public lectures for you so that you can interact with local researchers, students, and others interested.

Funding for seminars, workshops and conferences (deadlines: March 15 and September 15 every year)

You can apply for funding of any amount between 2,000 and 7,000 euros to organize an academic event to be held at Nordic Centre, see Priority is given to applications that involve researchers from more than one university.

Courses for your students

Nordic Centre can tailor short courses in Shanghai within your academic field, in Close cooperation with you – at whatever level, including PhD. Write to us at any time with your ideas. We also offer the summer courses Business and Innovation in China and Chinese Politics and Society, for which each member university is offered three places. At Hanken, the nomination of students to the summer course ‘Business and Innovation in China’ is administered by the Centre for Research and International Affairs.