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The Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network (SNoW) was established in 2010, and has been funded by NordForsk and the Nordic Council of Ministers during 2011-2015. The University of Bergen provided basic funding in 2016. The Nordic Centre at Fudan University and the Norwegian General Consulate in Shanghai have contributed to funding of PhD courses and/or workshops/conferences. There is no basic funding as of 2017, but activities will take place on the basis of ad-hoc funding from various sources. As of 2017, the quarterly newsletter will not anymore be published on a regular basis. The SNoW project is directed by Professor Stein Kuhnle, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.

Most recent activity: A joint workshop with Sino-Nordic Welfare Laboratory, Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, was organized on 27-28 August 2018 in Beijing, on the topic of "Comparative welfare regimes: Governance Innovation and Social Service Provision".  

Nordic Centre building

The Nordic Centre at Fudan University in Shanghai serves as the administrative hub of SNoW in China.

Most activities in China have been organized with the assistance of the Nordic Centre, and taken place in its building at the main Fudan University campus.