Nordic Consortium for
China Studies
Kick-off Meeting
8-9 December 2014
Department of
Oriental Languages
– Chinese Studies –
Department of Oriental Languages
 Stockholm Confucius
Institute
 Stockholm University
Institute for Turkish
Studies
Chinese
Studies
Korean
Studies
Japanese
Studies
Middle
Eastern
Studies
Chinese Studies – Staff
• Professor Torbjörn Lodén (retired)
• Associate Prof. Marja Kaikkonen
• Associate Prof. Irmy Schweiger
• Post-Doc Elena Pollacchi
• Ingela Jin, language instructor
• Wang Hailin, language instructor
• Johan Fresk, administrator
 3 PhD defenses (2012-14)
Chinese Studies – Education
5 Year Ph.D. studies (80 % research/ courses & 20% teaching/
administration/ practical qualification)
2 Year Master Program
Double Degree, 120 ECTS
Chinese I
Chinese II
30 ECTS
30 ECTS
1 Year Master Course, 60 ECTS
Chinese III Chinese IV
(Jilin)
30 ECTS
30 ECTS
Intensive Prep-course 1 term
OR
Minor
30 ECTS
BA
course
30 ECTS
3 year high-school Chinese
BA Studies - Chinese III
• Exchange semester in China 吉林大学交换学期
Bachelor’s Course in Chinese
Term 5 (Chinese V)
Term 6 (minor)
 Chinese Texts 4,5 ECTS
 Literature
 Practical language skills
 History
3 ECTS
 Perspectives on Modern
Chinese Culture 7,5 ECTS
 BA thesis, 15 ECTS
 Economy
 Linguistics
“Excellent Quality of Education”
highest possible rating after evaluation of the
Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
for undergraduate education
1,3 million
Establishing a
Nordic Consortium
for China Studies
US +
Establishing a Nordic Consortium
for China Studies
• Strategic partnerships for higher education
institutions (field)
• Cooperation and innovation and the exchange
for good practices (key action)
• 1st call 2014
• Sep 2014 – august 2016
• 156.288,00 €
Rationale behind …
• Global relevance of “China”
• Necessity for high-quality, innovative, diversified
“China Studies”
• “Nordic conditions”
• Intra-disciplinary transformation of academic
subject “Chinese/ Sinology”
• Departmental restructuring, incorporation
• Educational policy perspective
Objectives pursued …
• Establishment of a Nordic Consortium of China
Studies (NCCS) = Strategic organizational,
administrative, communication platform
 Promoting, monitoring, coordinating Master
program of China Studies with Zheda
 Increasing synergies, promoting inter-Nordic
cooperation (teaching, research etc.)
 Drafting joint Nordic Center for China Studies
at Zheda
 Supporting Nordic Association of TCFL
(European Qualification framework)
Priorities addressed …
• Contribute to modernization of Europe’s higher
education systems (outlined in 2011 EU Agenda)
• Strengthening professional profile of teaching
professions (TCFL)
 International cooperation/ relations,
development
 Quality and relevance of HE
 Regional dimension and cooperation
Who is involved?
• Coordinator: SU
• Partners: OiU, AU, UCHG
• Stakeholders
• Beneficiaries
 International Office: Helena Björck
 Organization and communication: Johan Fresk
 Head of administration: Annika Lundström
 Head of Department: Alberto Tiscornia
Flow of communication …
• Mail, videoconferencing, phone
• Open access website (internal communication,
external knowledge/ information dissemination)
• Transnational Project Meetings (TPM)
 SU - Dec 2014
 AU - June 2015
 UCHC - Nov 2015
 UiO - June 2016
Time schedule/ organization (1)
• Dec 2014 SU:
 kick-off
• June 2015 AU:
 Public MA thesis defense
 Nordic Association of TCFL (Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages & HSK)
 Multiplier event (potential MA students,
representatives of different sectors of job
market/ other academic fields, Alumni)
 Project management
Time schedule/ organization (2)
• Nov 2015 UCHG:
 Evaluation of Master program/ project/ intensive
courses
 Nordic Association of TCFL
 Planning next study term
 Project administration
• June 2016 OiU:
 Public MA thesis defense
 Multiplier event
 Project assessment/ wrap up
 Further funding of project?
Activity (1) course material
• Development of 8 Master intensive courses
 China Studies: Film and Media (SU/ UiO)
 China Studies: Literature and Culture (SU/ AU)
 China Studies: Economy (UCHG/ AU)
 China Studies: Politics (UCHG/ UiO)
 China Studies: History (AU/ SU)
 China Studies: Doing fieldwork in China (AU/ UCHG)
 China Studies: Education (UiO/ UCHG)
 China Studies: Classical Chinese (UiO/ SU)
Activity (2) Website
• Establishment open access Website Nordic
Consortium for China Studies
 SU technical support, design, launch, updating
 OiU, AU, UCHG support with texts, contents,
information, visual material
Activity (3) Nordic Center
• Nordic Center for China Studies at ZJU
 Draft & planning
 Discussion of concept, function, role,
organization, admin., mutual benefits
Activity (4) Nordic Association
of TCFL
• Draft of role, task, aims, activities of
Nordic Association of TCFL
 Assessment methods for planning and evaluating
language learning and teaching activities for
TCFL
 Common European Framework of Reference for
Languages (CEFR) and Chinese Proficiency Test
(HSK)
 Policy recommendations/ guidelines
Budget (1)
Project management and
implementation
• Applicant
• 12 000 €
• Partner (each)
• 6 000 €
______________
= 30 000 €
Budget (2):
Transnational Meetings
• SU (12 Pers. x
575 €)
• AU (15 x 575)
• UCHG (12 x
575)
• UiO (15 x 575)
•
• 6 900 €
• 8 625 €
• 6 900 €
• 8 625 €
______________
= 31050 €
Budget (3):
Course development
• SU (2 courses
á 20 days x
241 € per day)
• UCHG
• AU
• UiO
• 9 640 €
• 9 640 €
• 9 640 €
• 9 640 €
Budget (4) Website
• SU (Technician
24 days á 190
€)
• SU (Teacher,
researcher 48
days á 241 €)
• 4 560 €
• 11 568 €
Budget (5)
Nordic Association of TCFL
• AU (60 days á
241 €)
• SU (30 x 241)
• UiO
• UCHG
• 14 460 €
• 7 230 €
• 7 230 €
• 7 230 €
Budget (6) multiplier events
• AU, June 2015:
• 2 200 €
10 local participants /
stakeholders á 100 €,
plus 6 foreign
participants / stakeholders á 200 €
• UiO, June 2016
• 2 200 €
Budget AU
• Project
management
• TNMeetings
• Course
development
• Nordic Assoc.
• Multiplier event
• 6 000
• 8 625
• 9 640
• 14 460
• 2 200
______________
= 40 925 €
Budget UCHG
• Project
management
• TNMeetings
• Course
development
• Nordic Ass.
• 6 000
• 6 900
• 9 640
• 7 230
___________
= 29 770 €
Budget UiO
• Project
management
• TNMeetings
• Course
development
• Nordic Assoc.
• Multiplier event
• 6 000
• 8 625
• 9 640
• 7 230
• 2 200
______________
= 33 695
Budget SU
• Project
management
• TNMeetings
• Course
development
• Website
• Nordic Ass.
• 12 000
•
•
6 900
9 640
• 16 128
•
7 230
______________
= 51 898 €
Budget Summary
Project
admin.
TNP
meetings
Courses/we
bsite/
Nordic
Association
Multiplier
events
2 200
AU
6 000
8 625
24 100
UCHG
6 000
6 900
16 870
UiO
6 000
8 625
16 870
SU
12 000
6 900
32 998
30 000
31 050
90 838
Total
budget
40 926
29 770
2 200
33 695
51 898
4 400
156 288
Budget Administration
Annika
Lundström
AU
UCHG
UiO
SU
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