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Norwegian China Law Centre

Objectives

The Centre has a key role in developing and coordinating all activities related to China at the Faculty of Law.

Rain in Beijing
The Norwegian China Law Centre is a coordinating unit for all activities related to China at the Faculty of Law.
Photo:
Eirik Holmøyvik

The centre will support and advice other entities and individual scholars affiliated with the University of Bergen who would like to establish and develop cooperation with Chinese universities.

The activities conducted by the centre should aim to increase the knowledge of Chinese law, and to foster a better understanding of the Chinese legal system, in the Norwegian society at large, and in particular among academics, PhD-candidates, students and members of the industry and business community.

The centre will also strive to increase the knowledge and understanding of European international and national legal systems among Chinese academics and students.

In order to achieve the objectives mentioned above, the centre will undertake a whole range of different activities and tasks, for example:

  • Develop and promote mutual exchange opportunities for students affiliated with the Faculty of Law and Chinese partner universities.
  • Fascilitate teacher exchange by establishing courses at the Faculty of Law on topics with relevance for the objectives of the centre, and likewise offer courses at Chinese partner universities.
  • Initiate, develop and implement joint research cooperation, including interdisciplinary research projects, on topics with relevance for the objectives of the centre. 
  • Invite Chinese scholars and representatives from the Chinese business sector to the centre as guest speakers, and establish venues with enterprises in the industry and business sector.
  • Host Chinese scholars and PhD-candidates who would like to conduct research on topics with relevance for the objectives of the centre. 
  • Establish cooperation with selected Chinese Law academic centres, entities and networks worldwide.

See also the statutes for the China Law Centre (pdf).