Structure of the NC
Nordic Centre at Fudan University
Professor Chen Yinzhang (former Director of the Fudan University Foreign Affairs Office), Special Advisor to the President of Fudan University in International Affairs has been the Executive Director of the Centre since its opening in 1995.
The Centre has a Nordic Programme Manager who is in charge of the daily operations at the Centre and facilitates the contact with the Nordic member universities. The current Programme Manager is Ms. Natalie Wheeler from Denmark. The daily activities of the programme manager consist of managing a diversified Sino-Nordic research and education platform in collaboration with Fudan´s Foreign Affairs Office. In addition, the programme manager maintains and develops links between the Nordic Centre and the Nordic community in Shanghai.
The primary tasks of the programme manager are to:
30 part-time research fellows from various departments of Fudan University regularly advise the Executive Director and the Programme Manager, and also play an active role in the functions of the Nordic Centre.
The Nordic Centre has a board which is comprised of one representative from each of the five Nordic countries as well as Professor Feng Xiaoyuan (Vice-President, Fudan University) and Professor Chen Yinzhang. The board provides direction on the nature of joint activities and the major financial and organizational issues for the council.
The council is the highest decision-making body of the Nordic Centre. The council meets twice annually and includes one representative from each of the Nordic Centre member institutions. The current Chairman of the board is Professor Inger Askehave, Pro-Rector at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Head of Secretariat: Louise Bredgaard, Special Consultant at the Management Secretariat, Aalborg University
Secretary: Mette Grønbæk Olesen, Senior Secretary at the Management Secretariat, Aalborg University.
The Nordic Centre Board, 2013