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The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing

Sino-German Center (SGC)
Sino-German Center (SGC)

The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) is a research funding institution based in Beijing, established as a joint venture by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

The SGC is tasked with promoting scientific cooperation between Germany and China with a focus on the natural sciences, life sciences, engineering sciences and management sciences.
Its is used to support a range of funding programmes tailored to this purpose.

Video conference between Germany and China
Video conference between Germany and China

In addition, the Center serves as an information platform, works to improve the infrastructure framework for scientific cooperation between Germany and China, facilitates the exchange of information about the research system in each country, and provides bilateral early career support. In this way it makes an important contribution to long-term cooperation between universities, research institutions and researchers in both countries.

The guidelines for the SGC's activities are laid down by a joint committee of four Chinese and four German members appointed by the NSFC and the DFG respectively.
The work of the Center is managed by the internal board and the SGC handles research proposals in cooperation with the DFG and the NSFC. The German side of the SGC also represents the DFG as a local point of contact in China for individual researchers and various partner organisations.


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Additional Information



Further Information

Joint calls and new bilateral funding programs from DFG and NSFC, reports on SGC sponsored workshops and summer schools, and the latest news about Sino-German cooperation in science and research.

The SGC promotes extensive programs to support the bilateral scientific cooperation in the basic research of natural sciences, life sciences, engineering and management science. It also provides grants for excellent Chinese and German young scientists.

The SGC supports German and Chinese scientists with various services: e.g. the provision of conference rooms including technical equipment and the use of our video conference facility.

The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC) in Beijing is a Joint Venture of the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Please visit the NSFC’s homepage to find information about funding priorities, international cooperation and new developments.

10 years of the Sino-German Center in Beijing

Funded Projects

Information on DFG-funded projects can be found at

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