About us

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the establishment of the China Competence Centre at Clausthal University of Technology (hereinafter referred to as TUC) from 1 March 2018.

The project aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Improving intercultural competence by improving general knowledge about China, increasing interest in China, Chinese economy, politics and modern Chinese history.
  • Gathering personal experience of China through cooperation in German-Chinese working groups in the Harz region and through participation in an exchange programme as part of joint study or research projects.
  • Increasing the participation potential: Supervision of young researchers by Chinese-German professorial teams, staffed by professors from the same subject areas in China and at the TUC.
  • Strengthening Germany-wide networking: A Germany-wide network based on the Chinese-German innovation platforms "Clean Energy" and "Intelligent Manufacturing", which are coordinated by research centres at the TUC.
  • Establish intensive and long-term cooperation between the TUC and China.

The target group is all students, staff and professors of the TUC.

The tasks of the China Competence Center include:

  • Planning and organization of events, seminars and lectures about China.
  • Offering various mobility programs to China with an advisory service, e.g. on the visa procedure.
  • Cooperation with internal partners, such as faculties and institutions of the university, and with external partners, such as Chinese / German partner universities, companies and associations.
  • Expansion of the existing cooperation with Chinese partners in the education sector and in research.
  • Public relations through newsletters, mails, press articles and social media.